I have no desire to publish anything for sale, I've done that and I don't like it one bit; I can no longer handle stress. But if I were to be asked or create a Calendar I would chose a theme a bit more relevant to the Culture of the Island.
I didn't give it enough thought because if that were to take place with my admittance of cheating it would destroy my credibility with the people in our small town. It would have been smarter for me to cop for it while it was being posted with a header something like, "what do you think of this?" I'm not sure what I'm going to do now, If I let it slide it's not right and if I say something? I'm not sure if anyone cares other than me.
I have not posted my photo of the Milkweed plant, it is without dought the most important plant in the garden as it's the only one Monarch Butterflies will lay their eggs on, everyone should plant one for them and a Rosemary for the Honey Bees.
For that reason it is my belief even if the critters were able to speak our language fluently we would not be able to understand them. It would be impossible for us to identify with their perspective because the way they evolved has no bearing on how we did.
I am dedicated to capturing as much detail as possible with each subject; to have a photo with good detail and the subject doing something interesting is my goal.
We can all make our reality rooms bigger, although they will never become large enough to engulf the entire world we owe it to ourselves to enlarge it. It would literally do this lady and others in her situation a world of good.
They follow the same pattern if a devastating disease infects the breeding areas. Except in that case they will abandon the area until there are no longer threats of illness. That may easily take 5 years or longer for them to return.
All in all it truly was a good day, the garden is dis-heartening but it's not something that makes me angry, just a bit disappointed. It's like we would say after a losing Baseball season; "There is always next year."
Our Island is inside the Southern border of the high fire risk area, I don't question it we're just ready. Some of the fires will be driven down wind at enormous speeds, the Paradise fire of a few years ago traveled at 60mph. It would take less than 15 minutes to burn our entire Island to the ground. I'm not sure if everyone could make it off on our one bridge.
We may be seeing the new born mammals within the next two weeks. The small Skunks cannot hold their stink back so with nearly every step they let loose. It may be the first indication they are emerging along with the Otters and Raccoons. I'll set my trap camera up and see what is roaming around after dark.