Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Cold Moon!

The year is winding down. We have had our first snow storm, hundreds of birds are flooding my feeders. I've had a Common Red Pole here. Keeping my eyes open for other rare birds. My Holiday bird tree is a big hit!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Annual Bird & Squirrel Tree

My annual bird & squirrel tree is complete, and now I get to watch all the little jewels enjoy the feast. I had a special guest today....a RedPoll! It made my day!

Wildlife Dance

Greatest lil gift this morning was seeing the hurt deer under the bird feeder and also her fawn from this year. She looks great. Also had a pair of Coopers Hawks in the back crab-apple tree talking and displaying to each other. Nature is always just outside your door. I'm on my way out there to do my annual bird tree. Pictures to follow. Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Solstice Party

Amazing Solstice party celebrated at our tipi. A great time was had by all.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Solstice

Tonight we head to our tipi with our friends and family and celebrate the Solstice. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. A big bon-fire will be burning and lots of toasting our good fortune with hot mulled cider and wine. I'm looking forward to the celebration.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Another Birthday

I have lots to be deeply, eternally, grateful for this past year. Today 20 little kids were murdered in their classroom at school. They were kindergartners. A tragedy beyond belief. Those of us with children are hugging them very tightly tonight. I am so thankful for my 4 sons, and my amazing hubby. My life is perfect just as it is TODAY. We only have the moment and everything can change forever is just a heartbeat. No taking for granted anything. As a gift to myself for the coming year,and the rest of my life, is to FINALLY stop eating foods that make me sick. I know what foods to avoid, and yet I can't help myself sometimes and then feel like crap for days. There is no time like a birthday to start a new year to implement a new life style. I know what to eat, and this year as I enter the new phase in my's time! JUST DO IT! Paleo/Primal welcome to my world 1000% of the time. Happy Birthday to me.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


While I enjoy walking Monty with our group of friends, there are just some days that I feel the need to take to the woods alone. Today was one of those days. I just needed to clear my head from all the chatter. I came home refreshed. Birds from today's walk, Red-Tailed Hawk, Raven and a beautiful Winter Wren.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Simple Solstice Decorating 2012

This year I decided to step it up a notch and do my entire tree in birds. For the first time in years I was excited to get out and bring home our tree and put it up. It looks adorable. Now I have to work on all the goodies for the outside bird gift tree.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


It is an incredibly warm Winter here in the North East. Today it is presently 63 degrees. I'm giving up on trying to save the world by talking about how I feel. Everyone has a excuse for the climate change that is occurring, and honestly....there is little chance that I will be here when the crap hits the fan, and it will happen. The earth have reached the tipping point, and's too late for us humans. A month ago there was a devastating Hurricane that hit the shores of LI and Jersey. The areas are completely ruined for *human* habitation. People have lost everything. My oldest son is down in Staten Island volunteering with the NCCC, through Americorp. His dad and I went down to volunteer for a day with Habitat for Humanity in the Rockaways. I was blown away by what the wild ocean can do. I'm not usually one to volunteer with or for humans, I only do things for nature and animals, feeling that is my calling. I was deeply saddened to see what these poor people who lived through hurricane Sandy are going through. They have lost everything, some even lost loved ones. I am glad to have spent a few hours helping another human being, it was simply the best feeling in the world and one that I aim to give MYSELF again and again. Volunteering is just the greatest gift you can give YOURSELF. As goal for 2013 as I embark on my brand new life and way of living, is to simply simplify my entire life in every way shape and form that I can. I need to lighten the load on my mind, body and soul. Part of doing this will be to stop wasting so much time on the internet. My New Years Goals>>>are best started on Birthdays. Let the cleaning begin so I can look forward to starting my new little business, Cherished Companion Pet Services. I can finally do something that I love full time. It will also work well with continuing my wildlife rehab work.