Who says squirrels are not cute

babysquirrelThis photo is copyrighted but I don’t know who the photographer is. I downloaded it from Google animal photos. Today I was at Saratoga Community Garden. My intentions for the visit was to add raw vegetable scraps in the composter. I sat on a bench under the arbor listening to the peepers in the fall warm afternoon sun and enjoying the show before me.

sunflowerpollinatorsWhen I set my eyes on a raised garden bed in the distance, I noticed a brown squirrel in the path chewing on a yellow sunflower head that had fallen to the ground. The squirrel was enjoying a pleasant experience, but decided that he/she wanted to carry it out to a lawn area. At a distance, I watched as he devoired sunflower seeds. I mean this squirrel wasn’t going to stop eating till he/she ate all the seeds. It really was enchanting to watch.

Spend time outside and learn something new about the natural world. Nature calms us down and is healing.

Happy thoughts.

Let’s see how easy this new method is to create on WordPress


It has been quite awhile since I posted. Lovely to see the lettering is bigger. I can actually read it without having to use reading glasses. I think I am going to like this.

I am getting ready to go out to dinner with my niece so I will close shortly.

SATURDAY – April 23
10 am – 12 noon
Walk Around the Park

Retired biologist, Neal Anderson, will lead us on a walk around the park at Gateway Park, 19 Sheldon Street, Fitchburg, MA. Find out about plants, invasive species, the Natural Pollinator Habitat, Community Garden.  It is going to be a lot of fun because there is always something new to learn.

If you are visiting Fitchburg, MA, come on out and join us. The art is from the art wall on Main Street, Fitchburg, MA.

Sweetest robin I have ever seen

Sweetest robin I have ever seen

Living on Earth: The Collapse of Western Civilization

Living on Earth: The Collapse of Western Civilization.

Today I went out to my sister’s colonial farm. I brought my birch bark clapping sticks and some corn meal to put down. It was softly raining as I walked up though the woods on the foot trodden trail. I felt I was being led to honor my friend Worth Cooley-Prost who is ascended now with other masters. I just could feel her wanting me to do a Water Ceremony and so I walked up to the Wild Butterfly Habitat where I have my own refuge in a field. My chair was there and I was happy to be able to sit down for a respite.

Sacred gourd

Sacred gourd and clapping sticks

I knew that I would gather my crystal rock and pipe-stone from a sacred Ojibwe place. I didn’t want to leave them behind  knowing that I was moving. I want my sacred things around me. Personally I would rather have my sticks and twigs than furniture. They comfort me and give me strength.

In the clearing I began in the four directions. I chanted the water chant to Nibi Wabo and felt I was honoring the rain as it gently fell and that my friend was pleased.

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There is also a stained glass hanging container that an elder friend made years ago. I thought about it and wondered what I would do with it in my new home? A light-bulb went off. I will hang it from a window and put water in it. It will remind me daily to set my intentions in my own residence. I will offer ceremony for the  purity of water, that it will remain abundantly with the Earth, even though it is quickly disappearing at an alarming rate. I will continue to bless the water. She wants to be honored. We should never  forget this life giving gift to all Beings that live on the planet.

A visit to tranquility

A visit to tranquility

We must never stop protecting her from pollution, toxins, nuclear waste, plastic, and sewage.  She allows us to live as well as the trees, plants, birds, fish, and animals that often sacrifice themselves for us.



A dream, a wish, an intention

A candle is lit and my thoughts go out to Grandmother Whitedeer who posted a few of my posts from Insectamonarca to the Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites, of which I am a council member.

worth alter 004 This is my alter with candle, fossils, driftwood, Worth Cooley-Prost’s beautiful handmade glass looking like raindrops, a feather and cedar. May our hearts always lift to the Faraway Vision. May we always honor our sisters who were part of the Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites. May we always remember to do Ceremony for the Highest Good.

I am so happy we are reuniting again, The Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites, to protect water and other gifts of Mother Earth. The hour is upon us as Climate Change is affecting so much. Waiting for monarch butterflies to appear in central Massachusetts. Today we saw a fritillary butterfly but couldn’t get close enough to photograph. This photo is copyright Cindy Dyer.

Fritillary spp


Young Man Rescues A Hummingbird, You Won’t Believe What Happens Next! | PetFlow Blog – The most interesting news for pet parents around the world.

Young Man Rescues A Hummingbird, You Won’t Believe What Happens Next! | PetFlow Blog – The most interesting news for pet parents around the world..


You are going to love this. Perhaps this young man will grow up to become a scientist and do research on hummingbirds, or perhaps become an environmental justice issue advocate. One never knows where one’s love will lead us.

Portals a Glass Art Exhibit by Worth Cooley-Prost

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  The exhibit is dedicated to the Waters of our world, and each of the 14 display cases will have a clear glass bottle or bowl of Water. Emily came up for a couple of days to help me get ready and set up, and tomorrow morning we’ll take the bottles of Deer Park spring water upstairs (where there’s *any* room to do *any*thing at this point!) for prayers andrging with the 528 Hz tuning fork I just got. I think we’ll leave music playing in the room when we’re finished and working on other getting-ready tasks.
worthglassart 002 The Exhibit will be featured at the Arlington, Virginia, Public Library. Instead of using earth-tone deeply textured papers to line the display cases like in all previous exhibits, this time all the paper is smooth and shiny, and mostly very light colors — silver, silvery blue, pale pink, light gold… the space should be Light and glowing. (Lots of mirrors, too — we found them!) Instead of using stone and wood in the displays, I’m using clear acrylic risers. Instead of many cases having a fair amount of text, to the extent possible all words will be on top of the cases instead of inside…. And some things I’d thought about how I’d have to figure out what glass to make to support its being there — like the set of Platonic Solids in clear quartz crystal, and the clear quartz merkaba — are just going to *be* there. They carry their power on their own and will do what they do on their own.
The exhibit will have many fewer pieces of glass than previous ones (Gifts and Visions had a total of 56 individual pieces), and except for Light on Water and Soul of Blue pieces, it’s all new kinds of glass, and mostly not jewelry. There are 5 altar pieces (glass figures on clear selenite slabs, including the Sentinel image attached) and several Spirit Women (see Ocean Spirit Woman image). There are six Portals pieces, 4-inch squares of brilliant, overlapping dichroic glass circles for meditation, altar or framing (sorry, no images yet). The other two completely new (last two days, literally) kinds are four or five “See with Your Heart” (and “Listen with Your Heart”) hearts, and three pieces titled “When the Veil Became a Net of Stars.” You may recognize that phrase… and they’re magical pieces that entirely unfolded themselves using two different kinds of glass I’ve had for months without knowing (until no) how I could use them *and* a kind of dichroc glass that didn’t exist at all until mid-October.
It will be good if people buy some of the glass, but that really doesn’t matter. This exhibit is a gift offered to the Waters and to the people who walk by it, whether or not they even see it — like the last several exhibits, it’s a kind of standing ceremony. This one is really a new kind of ceremony, though, in ways I’m not yet aware of but definitely feel. Your network-of-stars post on Facebook last week really defines it somehow… thank you, thank you, thank you. Please cast some prayers in this direction, that Portals carry great Good for the people as all that should unravel continues to do so. And please do let me know any thoughts and insights you may have about this.
The sign on top of case #1 and case #14 (since people enter the library from two directions) says this:
Portals (fused glass and mixed media by Worth Cooley-Prost, Arlington VA)
Photos: Worth Cooley-Prost water glass gift to Mary Ellen Ryall, Council Member, The Sisterhood of Planetary Water Rites.

I am very grateful to Morgen Bailey

I am very grateful to Morgen Bailey. If you are a writer or publisher author, I recommend Morgen Bailey’s Blog in the UK. Read and learn.

Butterfly Corner

Ryall, M.E. June 6, 2012. Washburn County Register, Butterfly Corner


Death and dying thoughts

Water Blessing and other Stories

Lately we have been blessed with rain, here in central Massachusetts. The rain barrels are full. The once parched earth and gardens is alive once again thanks to blessed rain. Last night the thunder storms came rumbling across the hills and forest.  There was a light show and crashing thunder overhead. This morning all was still, except the sound of rain drops falling from shiny tree leaves. Trees have had quite a bath lately with the cleansing rains. I walked down the hilly road challenging myself to a farther distance. I am glad I did because I discovered a new mushroom which I will look up shortly. Then too there was the beauty of the morning with rain drop sounds hitting the forest floor. Below one old oak tree I stood and let water drops fall from the leaves into my open mouth. What a wonderful way to quench my thirst, drip by drip. I gave thanks and sang the Nibi Wabo water ceremony chant. Water is very close to my intentions for healing the Earth. Recently I called Grandmother Tonya Whitedeer and told her about my latest adventure of moving to Massachusetts to be closer to my family and better medical care. It is quite astonishing to me that I landed in a protected watershed area near Fitchburg, MA. My sister and her family have lived at the heritage colonial farm since 1976.


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