The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn’t been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. He had no decorations, no tree, no lights. It was just another day to him. He didn’t hate Christmas, just couldn’t find a reason to celebrate. There were no children in his life. His wife had gone.
He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened… Continue
Adult badgers measure 30 inches (76cm) to 35 inches (89cm) in length, including a short furry tail averaging 5.5 inches (14 cm) . Their bodies are wide and give a flat backed appearance. Many adult badgers weigh 12 pounds (5.4 kg) to 16…
'Peace' by Christine
If peace was something to hold in your hand,
Something tangible to feel, something like sand,
We could each sprinkle it all over the Earth,
From Capetown to London, from LA to Perth,
It's color would be a bright leafy green,
Glistening and shiny for all to be seen,
This would stop our anger, jealousy and tears,
Calm all our… Continue
Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries. From the Roman's Pomona Day, to the Celtic festival of Samhain, to the Christian holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days.
Hundreds of years ago in what is now Great Britain and Northern France, lived the Celts. The Celts worshipped nature and had many gods,… Continue
It has been said that no other exotic animal has caught the attention of the public quite like the pet hedgehog has. Their spines, friendly and curious nature, as well as that ever-smiling expression have endeared them to millions of confessed hedgehog lovers around the globe.
Those in Britain, Europe and parts of Africa have long known about the hedgehogs’ charm. British author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter,… Continue
I have just returned from a wonderful rest and relaxing tour of Snowdonia (in North Wales) and went to the top of Mount Snowdon via train (cog train) and it was breathtakingly beautiful. Stayed at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis and each day went to a different location and took hundreds of photographs. Visited castles and gardens and the weather was sunny and warm (very unusual for this time of year in Wales as it usually rains there)
A Wyandot (Huron) Legend The wise men turned to him who wrote, Then they looked at the trees on many hills. It was the autumn. The leaves had many colors.They said, " We will tell you the story of the battle fought by the deer and the bear in the land of the sky."
The bear was selfish and proud. He often made trouble among the Animals of the Great Council. When he heard that the Deer had walked over the rainbow Bridge into the sky land he was angry. "I WILL PUNISH THE DEER " he…
Raccoon is one of my silent totems. I read my cards two days ago,
(something I rarely do) and pulled the Raccoon. Then last night a
Raccoon and a baby Raccoon came to my back yard. She was washing her
food in the pool when I spotted her from the balcony. I started talking
to her, and she looked up at me to make eye contact and she seemed as if
she were saying to me "I hear you!" I was not that far away from her
and it did not bother her that I was some crazy lady… Continue
Just the other day my wife was cleaning up some hay out of the barn for some when she saw this big rat looking thing but no it was not a rat it was a baby Opossum standing very still as if you could not see it.
my wife reached down and pick it up she had some pruning scissors that she was using and the Opossum attached it self to… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 30, 2010 at 9:33am —
The Zuni Indians of today are one of 19 original tribes that once inhabited the area that is now called New Mexico and Arizona. The Zuni tribe is said to have originated from the Ancient Puebloans a large society that encompassed large amounts of land, riches and many distinct cultures and civilizations. The Zuni people are, in a way, a mysterious tribe. Their culture is very reclusive and isolated much as is their city and their language. They are a very interesting people who are well known… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 26, 2010 at 8:10pm —
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut's Mohegan tribe has inducted its first female tribal chief in almost 300 years.
In an Aug. 15 ceremony, Lynn Malerba became chief of the Mohegans, whose Mohegan Sun casino complex in southeastern Connecticut is one of the world's largest gaming and hotel facilities and employs nearly 10,000 people.
Malerba is the Mohegans' first female chief since 1723.
The tribe, which has about 1,700 members, has been without a chief since the death in October… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on August 26, 2010 at 1:40pm —
A pair of marijuana growers in Western Canada appear to have been using bears to protect their illegal crop, but the well-fed animals proved to be a bit lax in their guard duties, police said on Wednesday.
Officers were dismantling two large outdoor plots of marijuana near Christina Lake, British Columbia, when they realized there were 10 large black bears wandering around the farm property,… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 21, 2010 at 2:10pm —
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- land of the smart Dog
The dog really did eat the homework, or, in this case, the petition a South Carolina man was going to file to run for school board. The Beaufort Gazette reported Friday that Terry Thomas of Ladys Island had a petition with almost 200 signatures when he went out to… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 14, 2010 at 7:54am —
Opossums (Didelphimorphia, pronounced /daɪˌdɛlfɨˈmɔrfi.ə/) are the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. They are also commonly called possums, though that term is also applied to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. The Virginia Opossum was the first animal to be named an opossum.[citation… Continue
When the Great Mystery created the earth and all living things upon it, the people and animals lived in peace. None, neither people nor animals, ate flesh. Now it happened in the course of many seasons that the buffalo began to think that they were the most powerful beings in the world. They came to believe that this gave them the right to kill and eat other animals, and people as well. Then the… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 9, 2010 at 11:10am —
"The Piasa bird (pronounced Pie-a-saw) is said to have flown over the "Great Father of Waters" thousands of moons before the white
man came, when magolonyn and mastodon were still living." The Piasa, or Piusa, means "the bird that devours
men" or "bird of the evil spirit". Early drawings depict it as part bird, reptile, mammal, and fish. The colors used
in early paintings… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 9, 2010 at 10:07am —