Old Crow Flats

Old Crow Flats

Good morning Bravehearts!

A brilliant new day, for brilliant new minds.
Clever bravehearts, the adventure continues, deep into the depths of prehistory man. Deep into the brilliant life of life above the tundra, life in the great Arctic, above the Arctic circle.
A vast and exquisite land of migrating wildlife and of the peoples who have inhabited this place for thousands of years.
The unspoilt far north. A rugged and dangerous land filled with snowcaps and frigid waters, rough tundra and alpine flora. The mighty animal life of the far north, polar bear, caribou, walrus, whale and the people who still live in this remote and harsh part of the world.
Our sense of reality assumes the worst. Freezing cold, barren landscape, months of endless darkness, but thousands of years ago, the earth was a much different place. Here, up above the Arctic Circle was a land of warmer climate. As the rest of Canada lay covered under a sheet of glacial ice and snow, the high Arctic was home to many species of wildlife. Way up in the high Arctic, a vast preservation of lakes, ponds, marshes and land is now occupied by throngs of migrating birds, to the point that it is protected as a bird refuge. Here is the home of prehistory man as he enters the continent of North America and settles in Canada. A protected land that is now a vast land settlement area which includes government land, Vuntut National Park and the ancestral lands of the Vuntut Gwitchen people.

http://www.tc.gov.yk.ca/publications/ice_age_old_crow.pdf

How long ago, for the great human, the almighty man, who conquers all. The carbon dating of the tools indicates thousands of years ago. The migration of people into continental America is earlier than what was once believed. An area called Old Crow flats and the fossil finds in the Blue Fish caves tell a story of this ancient world.

http://www.taiga.net/wetlands/oldcrow/oc_gen.html

The pre history shows a collection of unusual animals. Fossils galore, but not of this world, not of this continent. Hyenas. A scavenger who follows predators and injured animals, waiting for cast offs, or an easy kill. Camels, sloth. A far different world, in the far north. A land of lush vegetation, abundance of wildlife, safe habitation for dwellings, an easier life than now.

http://www.civilization.ca/research-and-collections/research/resources-for-scholars/essays-1/archaeology-1/jacques-cinq-mars/significance-of-the-bluefish-caves-in-beringian-prehistory3/

The brilliant bravehearts of that world inhabited a beautiful landscape of plenty. The people stayed.
The Old Crow flats and Blue Fish Caves are areas of significant archeological treasure and environmental protection. This protected area boasts some of the worlds most significant archeological findings. Discoveries that prove pre history man was a man of skills and that the planet is an ever changing world. The migration of man, at the dawn of our nations history is revealed in the unparalleled beauty of the majestic far north. In a collection of lakes, high in the mountains, where the summer days are continual daylight and the temperature is a warm 15C.
High above the Arctic Circle where no one dreams to believe, that here is the dawning of Canada. Here is the brave new world of ancient man.
Daring human, we hear your words. Come to the far north. Come to the adventure of your lives.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
November 5,2013

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Take Flight

Take Flight

Good morning brave hearts.
The cooler fall air reminds the birds of the season of change. They call to each other to gather around. Come near! they sing. They clamour together and fill the trees, calling for each and every one of them to join the flock. It is fall. Time to move south.
The birds natural inclination to move to warmer climates, brings the masses of migrating birds together. The gregarious birds fly together for protection and flight paths. They keep each other in sight, the older ones, showing the way to the younger ones the way, the strong leading the weak. The birds will travel hundreds of kilometers in search of new food sources, shelter, homes and habitats.
The skies fill with the wonder of migration.
The long flight to ponds and forests in far off places. Will they still be there for the birds? Will those protected places that the wildlife need so badly for survival still exist? One more year of environmental protection, one more year of the survival of so many species.
Thousands fly south to warm climates, their small bodies too fragile for cold temperatures and as the leaves turn colour and fall, the protection of the trees vanishes. The winds are strong and the birds take flight to escape.
Will they return?
We protect our own forests for the salvation of the planet, air, weather, for us, for wildlife and for beauty. The forest provides a beautiful backdrop to our lives. The gracious trees, home to many animals, insects and birds provide homes, shelter from the elements, wind, sun and rain and food.
The brave birds fly on a course to the unknown. They will winter wherever they can find food and shelter. Wherever the compassionate human has protected them and the environments that they need for survival. Parklands, forests, back yards with shrubs and trees.
The migration is a marvel of distance and stamina.
How many will come back to us?
The quiet of autumn fills our ears as the chattering birds leave us behind.
The monarch butterflies have already gone on their long flight to Mexico.
http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/
Hibernating animals dig into the earth for their long winters sleep and ponds become quiet.
Trees shed their leaves in preparation for their own winters sleep.
The land is changing. The scattered seeds of summer plants find resting places in the soil. New life for next year.
Prepare for winter, it will come soon.
The peaceful land keeps us busy with fall harvest. Hay for the livestock, fall fruits and vegetables for us. The farmers markets swell with food and our own food baskets are heavy.
The earth saves us once again.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
September 23,2013
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Environment Week

Environment Week

http://www.ec.gc.ca/sce-cew/

Listen to the Earth song.  The rapture, the glory.  The song from the mighty planet, it fills our lives.  Hear the sounds of the planet, with joy, with gladness.  Great, bountiful Earth with songs of praises, songs of joy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCJ5DwPWIIw

The brilliant, beautiful displays of colour.  All the hues of the forest, all the vibrance of the meadows,  all the showy flowers and the cascading waters.  The Earth.  So magnificent, so powerful.  All life comes  to us from this mighty planet.

Here, you awesome planet, the oasis for us.  We live our lives with gratitude, with compassion. For the world presents itself with boundless  discovery!  Each day gives us the opportunity for more knowledge, more sport, more information, more aptitude.  The mighty Earth with its seasons and  changes.  The great, good Earth, how to praise it.

This week, this short space in time, we contemplate the protection of the planet. How to save it, how to save ourselves.  One short week of sharing ideas, information and knowledge.  Too little.  To take a week out of our year to concentrate on environmental protection, is  not enough time.  In the lifespan of the mighty planet,  the needs for protection of the planet is constant.

Constant striving for zero pollution, constant striving for human population control, constant striving to reduce the impacts of development.

Environment week praises the planet for all of life.

http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/programs/environment-week.aspx

Thank  you, sighs the great planet, Earth, for the protection of that ecosystem. for unpolluted waters, unpolluted skies, unpolluted soil.  Thank you for no plunder, all life survives.  Thank you, almighty human, for compassion, nurturing, reforestration.  Without the forest, the planet will suffocate, it will die.  Without oxygen in the mighty ocean, it will die.

The mighty planet sighs, with the burden of pollution.  Too much for its natural abilities to recover.  Too much waste, too much plunder.  Too much hardship for the great planet.  It’s immense variety of animal life is being destroyed, it’s wonderful  forests, for air to breathe are vanishing,  it’s mighty oceans are dying.

Brilliant mankind, sighs the great planet.  Thank you for your efforts.  Each ecosystem is fragile, each is needed, each is a creation of its own divinity.  Each is a refuge to a world of it’s own.

Brilliant mankind, sight the great planet.  Thank you for environment week, even this small gesture, is worthy of praises.

written by: Dr Louise Hayes

June 4, 2013

The Garden – A room with a view

Sweetness!

thank you to gator woman at walkingwithaligators for nominating my blog  for the Super Sweet Blogging Award

The Garden – A Room With A View

When you look into your own stunning garden, what do you see? Is it the oasis of peace and tranquility for you? Is it that place where you find that quiet stillness? Does it nurture you, entice you, welcome you? Does it say to you, come here, come here, come into the garden!
Your garden is your own room with a view. When you look into that space, it’s your own stunning landscape that you’ve created yourself, that you see.
The fabulous colour, the blooms, the decor, the garden design and the fabulous foliage. This you create yourself. The never ending room with a view.
Your neighbour has a house there, but cleverly, you conceal that. What is that back garden gate for? Does it take you into the forest? Perhaps the orchard.
Logistically, your house and front yard take up about half of your property if your property size is 50’x100′. This gives you room for your backyard living space. To create the ongoing garden and to give the appearance of more and more space, you can put your forest or orchard outside of the back fence.
Why did out ancestors put in the garden gate? They didn’t necessarily own the land beyond the fence. The land implied, by the gate.
There’s an assumption implied by putting in a gate. The gate surely accesses something. Surely, when you open the gate, it accesses something that you can enter. It’s clever and it’s a trick you can use yourself. You can build your fence and put in a gate. The gate itself, implies that you have access to the land beyond.
You, also, can access the land beyond.
Build your fence several feet from your property line. It doesn’t have to be a high fence, but it can be. Chose whatever building materials you prefer, but be careful of light and shade. If it’s too dark, you’re plants won’t grow. Put in your gate.
Behind the fence plant your trees and shrubs, for your own forest. You can build a pathway through this garden and put in a bench. You should fence the back behind this garden as well so that you have properly claimed your own property. By doing this, you’ve given yourself the view you enjoy and your lucky neighbour has a beautiful view as well.
Some of us were raised that the garden is a yard. An expanse of grass. The expanse of grass has visual appeal, but offers no privacy. You can still have this expanse of grass, or/and a garden, the fence, the garden gate and the forest all on your property.
If the fenceline is too harsh for your taste, you can do a graduating garden, with shrubs closer in the yard, gradually incorporating trees as you move further back to your lot line. You can still put in a gate, by putting a break in the shrubbery and making a path to the gate.
Now follow the path into the forest.
Your call to action. Share this post. Perhaps you need to build a garden! For some fabulous inpiration and to help you choose your preference
visit: http://diyhomedesignideas.com/garden/index.
and also visit: http://freshome.com/2012/05/14/38-garden-design-ideas
written by: l
Louise Hayes
April 14, 2013

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Health Benefits of Fennel:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Fennel is thought to reduce  flatulence, colic, urinary disorders, and constipation. The Anethole compound  which gives it most of its flavor is thought to alleviate inflammation and help  prevent cancer.

*Some of these health benefits are  due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Fennel, and may not necessarily be  related to Fennel.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Fennel: Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Calcium | Dietary  Fiber | Manganese | Iron | Potassium |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/fennel.php#oMIAqddtXSCZBAzB.99

 
Health Benefits of Ginger:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Ginger is known to help resolve  an array of digestive ailments, chiefly, gas and nausea. Ginger also has strong  anti-inflammatory properties that may cause it to help osteoarthritis. It is  also thought to help reduce and fight cancer, and is often used to alleviate  symptoms of the common cold and flu.

*Some of these  health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Ginger, and may  not necessarily be related to Ginger.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Ginger: Carbohydrates | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Manganese | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/ginger.php#tFe58dLJY4Rz5e6h.99

Health Benefits of Daikon:

    • Increased Immune Function
    • Protection Against Heart Disease
    • Slowing Aging
    • DNA Repair and Protection
    • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection
    • Stroke Prevention

*Some of these health  benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Daikon, and may not  necessarily be related to Daikon.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Daikon: Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/daikon.php#WGccJOEBBGfK6dlY.99

Health Benefits of Garlic:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Promoted Eye Health
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Alleviation of the Common Cold
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Crushed raw garlic contains an  antibiotic called allicin, thus, it is good to eat garlic when you have a cold  or flu. As a blood thinner, garlic is thought to promote cardiovascular health  and reduce the chance of heart attack. Garlic is also a

cholesterol lowering food

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients  highly  concentrated in Garlic, and may not necessarily be related to  Garlic.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Garlic: Carbohydrates | Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin  B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  C | Calcium | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Selenium | Iron | Potassium | Copper | Zinc |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/garlic.php#VR1jqbF3w5voPBcG.99

Health Benefits of Eggplants:

      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Eggplants are high in  antioxidants and are thought to contain chemicals which can help reduce  cholesterol.

*Some of these health benefits are due  to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Eggplants, and may not necessarily be  related to Eggplants.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Eggplants: Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Dietary  Fiber | Manganese |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/eggplant.php#CqCWbTCK0rvtgTPV.99

The Garden -water

The Garden -water

The Garden – Water

You’ve chosen your beautiful view!
For centuries of building and developing the land, the garden has been incorporated into the landscape as a pleasure. Yours to create, to relax in, to enjoy. The garden is so important to us that it brings with it many professionals. The nurseries, the landscape architect, the designer, the gardener and building trades who help you to create that perfect place.
Gardens with their flowers, their trees, the pathways, rock formations, the type of fencing, the garden gate, the fountains, statues, the water! The fabulous garden, with all of the creatures that it entices into your life. The butterflies, the hummingbirds and the other kinds of birds and animals. The garden is a home to many.
The importance of the garden cannot be underestimated. There are ancient world heritage gardens one of which can be visited at www.villadestetivoli.info/storiae.htm (look at his specially created view!)
There are also many botanical gardens in Canada, which tourist flock to see. A look at one of our most famous is Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC at www.butchartgardens.com/the-gardens. Go to the virtual tour and click on the photo for an interactive map of the garden.
Don’t forget the water! A waterfall, a fountain or the garden pond add to the pleasure of the garden.
Listen to the soothing sound of the water. The playful melody of the rushing sound that delights, refreshes, soothes your nerves and cools the air. Water is an important feature that can be incorporated in many ways. From a simple fountain that doesn’t take up much room, to a cascading waterfall that takes your breath away. Water in the garden is a curiosity, a enticement. It’s enchanting! People gravitate to the cool pools for another sense of wonder.
Are there fish? What are the plants? The water feature has a powerful effect on your senses. People wander off the paths to gaze into the water. They sit on the benches to watch the display of the fountain.
Is water a part of your garden? It can be. One site to visit for water feature equipment is www.graystonecreations.com
The garden pond can be an important focus for aquatic life. Since it can be small, it can be added to a small space. Garden ponds can be built in tubs with plants added. This adds another dimension to your garden.
Ponds are a life giving element. In nature, these sometimes small areas play host to a wide variety of plant, bird, animal, insect and amphibian life. Some species spend their entire life cycle in the confines of the small space that is the pond.
Frogs, in particular, love the pond. So do ducks, herons, turtles and other birds. To conserve the pond, as an environmentalist, is to conserve a complete ecosystem. All of that life, in that small space. Ponds thrive with life! That life is necessary to the planet and necessary to us as humans. Those areas are our water supply. The vegatation helps the Earth to breathe. The wildlife needs it’s sanctuary just as much as we do.
How do you incorporate that beautiful view into your own world? Build your fabulous garden! Protect and preserve your own fabulous space.
Your call to action: Share this post and consider a wild life protection agency. The ponds need your help. Wetlands and marshlands are diminishing world wide. You can help.
Please visit www.ducks.org for wetland conservation efforts.
written by: Louise Hayes
April 16, 2013

The Garden – Tranquility message

Good morning, brilliant mankind. What a glorious day this is!
The Earth is warming and the early plants are starting to bud and flower. The garden, your own awesome, awe inspiring space is welcoming you. Enter the garden! It’s for you. Your own inspiring place that you created yourself.
This is rest. This is peace.
The great, good Earth gives us this abundance of plant and animal life. The great, good Earth nourishes and creates. It nourishes our soul.
The quiet needs of the human are fulfilled in the garden. The peace, the serenity, the beauty, the constant calm, the meditative stillness. The garden is for the beauty of the Earth. It’s beauty that we crave and beauty surrounds you.
The Earth sighs, thank you mankind for planting a tree, I breathe for another day.
Breathe mankind.
Feel the warm breezes. Hear the nesting birds. Smell the fragrant flowers. See the beautiful array of colour. The garden touches your senses. It restores your soul.
Congratulate yourself on this fabulous place. You created it. It’s for you.
Now, bring in your favourite flower, or a scent that you just love. Place it close, where you can smell it, during the tranquility message. The arromatherapy will help with the effect of the message.
Go to www.calmsound.com, click on country garden and listen to the songs of your garden.

Now rejoice, mankind. All of that protected place, no matter how small your yard is, helps the Earth to rejuvenate itself. One more plant to protect the soil, one more tree to breathe. The fabulous Earth breathes from the plants, but also provides refuge and food for animal life as well.
Rejoice mankind, for your garden will bring animal life and might become a haven for nesting birds and butterflies. If you want to attract the wildlife, don’t spray your garden. Use mulch to reduce weeds around your plants instead. Sprays are extremely harmful to wildlife. If you’re interested in birds, a good site to go to is www.organicgardening.com. It has a section on attracting birds and preaches organic land use. You will be able to have a beautiful garden without the use of dangerous chemicals and pesticides.
If you enjoyed the tranquility message, the wonderful sound of the garden, you might also consider some botanical societies. You might also feel inspired enough to show your gardens. If you community competes in Communities in Bloom. visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca for more information about this exciting organization. If it doesn’t you might want to start.
Your call to action. Share this blog. We, the environmentalists need your support. The great, good Earth needs you as well. Please make a contribution in support of the planet. Donate to whichever environmental cause you like. You have more influence than you might realize. It’s not just one voice, one property.
Every piece of nurtured land is a contribution to the planet. Save us, brilliant mankind. You are the people. You have the power.
written by Louise Hayes
April 16, 2013

Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day

Good morning, oh brilliant one.

This day is not a gesture, not a complacent whim of hope.  This day, May 17th is a day for the celebration of the creative powers of the Earth.  A day to notice and to communicate the awesome gift of the planet.

Fabulous planet, full of life and energy.  Ever creating, ever nurturing, always pursuing the dauntless challenge of filling the void with life, all life.  The cherished great planet fills all of its surfaces with life and places each life form in accordance with the environment that it belongs to.  The environment that it protects.

The national day for endangered species speaks to the topics of the health of the planet.  Why are they dying?  The planet needs what it creates to survive, almighty man and the planet creates an abundance of plant and animal life for the survival of all life on the planet.  Each and every species was created to survive.  The cunning specialist who’s adaptability places them in extreme conditions.  The constant cold, the constant heat, the constant wind, the constant rain, the snow, the perils of weather, habitat loss, hunger, predation and more.  Only the skillful creature, whose adaptability is strong will survive.

But is that all we are?  Survival of the fittest.  As the world changes, the need for our compassion increases.  As the forests shrink, so does our own human habitat.  Less air, less oxygen.  As these animals decline, so does the health of the planet.  How many environmental diseases spring up due to polluted waters, polluted air, less oxygen, more waste.

The natural world is a vital, healthy world.  A world full of drama as each being acts out its own role in creation.  Almighty human, where are we?

We are far beyond acting out our role in survival, but not beyond the perils of endangering ourselves.  Good health fails us as we struggle against pesticides, insecticides, emissions.  We are the mighty ones, we are in control.  The plight of the planet presents itself  in the peril of the endangered life forms.  It can’t replenish them as fast as they fail.

Another animal who suffers starvation due to habitat loss, another animal who won’t mate and reproduce due to hunger.  Another forest gone another waterway polluted.

visit;  http://www.earthsendangered.com/list.asp  for todays list of endangered species.

Almighty human, your common sense is the highest of all of creation.  The gift of the planet is magnificent.  The songs of the wildlife sings to you.  The gentle breezes play at your senses and the scent of the flowers fills your mind and soothes your soul with aromatherapy.  What dread befalls us without the creation of the Earth.  Dust to dust, we will follow them.

Hear their call, almighty human.  They need us for their own survival, but we need them as well.

Please visit

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/endangered-species-day/  and

http://www.nwf.org/what-we-do/protect-wildlife/endangered-species/endangered-species-day.aspx  for more information about the endangered species of the Earth.

written by

Dr. Louise Hayes

may 16, 2013

The Garden – part 2

The Garden – part 2

The Garden, Part 2

So, you’ve chosen your beautiful garden space. This is your view. You can make it whatever you want.
Are you going to put in that water feature? A fountain, a pond?
What will the sitting space be? A patio? A deck? Wood, stone, brick?
Gardens are a much researched space. There are plenty of nuseries and garden outlets to help you choose your ideal garden and now is the perfect time of year to pursue this passion.
Brilliant mankind, don’t underestimate the power of this awesome space that you create for yourself. The garden is important to you, just like the other rooms in your home. It needs to be beautiful, functional and suit your needs.
The garden is your own awesome, awe inspiring place.
Do you expect visitors? Besides your own welcome guests, there will be others. Butterflies and birds are frequent garden visitors and if you’re hoping to encourage these, there are gardens that can be crafted to bring the wildlife in.
Butterflies can be enticed into your garden by choosing flowering plants that they prefer. Some of these same flowers are beneficial for uses in aromatherapy and for perfumes as well. So, if you are interested in fragrances, you might attract butterflies anyway.
Butterflies are healthy polinators. They need the nectar from the plants to live. Plants need polinators for cross fertilization. The transfer of polin helps the plant to reproduce. This is a perfect natural relationship, between the butterfly and the plant. They nourish each other to survive. These beautiful, silky polinators will help your plants as they feed themselves.
For more information specifically directed at attracting butterflies, visit, www.thebutterflysite.com/gardening.shtml.
This site will help you choose flowers that will encourage butterflies which inhabit your area.
There are other visitors which you might like to attract. Perhaps you would like birds.
The wildlife is friendlier than you might expect. Once they become accustomed to being fed, they will continue to return looking for food. Putting out feeders and bird baths is an easy way to attract birds to your yard. A little bit of research is needed, so that you put out the right food, for the right birds. Migrating birds will visit feeders, if the birdseed being used is part of their diet.
Hummingbirds can be encouraged by planting flowers that carry the nectar they eat. Also, they can be encourged by putting out hummingbird feeders. For a guide as to how to attract hummingbirds, visit: www.hummingbirds.net/attract.html
For hummingbirds in action that you can attract yourself visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=EUEZkwJwBY where they have captured the wild Alaskan Hummingbird. Look at how tame these birds become! When they’re being fed, they have less fear.
(beware of the cat. Don’t feed the birds if you have a cat)
Your call to action. Share this post. Consider your role in protecting and preserving your own special place. Regardless of the size of your garden, it can be a fabulous solitude for you and the guests who you invite. The garden is yours, it belongs to you. Care and nurture. Enjoy!
written by: Louise Hayes
Aptil 14, 2013

Health Benefits of Chili Peppers:

      • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Cancer Risk
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

The capsaicin in peppers acts as  a vasodilator, helping to increase blood flow to all parts of the body and lower  blood pressure. Capsaicin also aids in alcohol metabolism, and is an expectorant  that alleviates bronchitis and emphysema. New evidence suggests that the  capsaicin can even help fight cancer.

*Some of  these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in Chili  Peppers, and may not necessarily be related to Chili  Peppers.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Chili Peppers: Vitamin  A | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Vitamin  K | Magnesium | Manganese | Iron | Potassium | Copper |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/chili-pepper.php#yTPxubsU47tfFjHU.99

Health Benefits of Corn:

      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Cancer Risk
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Regulation of Blood Sugar and Insulin Dependence
      • Slowing the progression of AIDS
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
      • Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
      • Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

Due to the ubiquity of corn  syrup, corn starch, corn flower, and corn in animal feed, corn has come under  much scrutiny for its health benefits. Corn in its whole form, however, should  not be perceived as being unhealthy. To the contrary, whole corn is said to  reduce the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and even cavities!

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients  highly  concentrated in Corn, and may not necessarily be related to  Corn.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Corn: Vitamin  B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin  B3 (Niacin) | Vitamin  B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Dietary  Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Potassium |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/corn.php#oIkYokjlqWdrCTWz.99

Health Benefits of Cucumbers:

    • Alzheimer’s Protection
    • Osteoporosis Protection

*Some of  these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in  Cucumbers, and may not necessarily be related to  Cucumbers.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Cucumbers: Vitamin  K |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/cucumber.php#OWK3eHoisKVPqdlD.99

Health Benefits of Collard Greens:

      • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
      • Increased Immune Function
      • Reduced Cancer Risk
      • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
      • Protection Against Heart Disease
      • Slowing Aging
      • DNA Repair and Protection
      • Protection Against Dementia
      • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      • Promoted Eye Health
      • Alzheimer’s Protection
      • Osteoporosis Protection
      • Stroke Prevention
      • Antioxidant Protection
      • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
      • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
      • Alleviation of Inflammation

Like other vegetables in the cabbage family,  collards are thought to help prevent heart disease and cancer.

*Some  of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly  concentrated in  Collard Greens, and may not necessarily be related to Collard  Greens.

Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in  Collard Greens: Vitamin  A | Vitamin  B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin  B6 | Vitamin  B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin  C | Vitamin  K | Vitamin  E | Calcium | Manganese | Potassium |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/vegetables/collard-greens.php#r2J7HzpQvSoDMyY4.99

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day

This was celebrated on May 11 – 12, 2013.

Congratulations to all of you for hearing the call of the wild.  The eerie Loon with his penetrating, wild call.  The raucous goose, the melodious song bird, the clever crow with his squawks and caws, the buzzing hummingbird and the peeps, tweets, chirps, and coos of the thousands of migrating birds.

A day set aside for our feathered friends as they take to the sky on journeys sometimes so long and strenuous it’s almost unimaginable that they could make a distance as far and varied as the ones they choose.  Distances that span continents and sometimes the globe.  Please visit http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/  for more information about bird migration and http://friendsofpointpelee.com/festivalofbirds-home for our national parks, located at the southern most point of the province and an landing site for migratory birds.

The song of the bird is a restful joy.  The penetrating quiet is filled with joyous outbursts of the language of bird song.  The calling to follow, the calling to mate, the calling to protect, the calling to communicate.  The bird is an intrusive visitor, without whom our natural world is too quiet.  The welcome sound of a chirping bird adds a curious dimension to our daily life.  Without the sounds of birds, the world misses the connection to life  outside ourselves.  The bird connects us to nature, in the midst of the city, as they fly past our vehicles, as we drive our roads and walk our busy sidewalks.  They enter our lives by visiting feeders, resting on power lines, nesting in trees and shrubbery and singing their songs of gladness.

Happy to be alive!

The joyous sounds of birds call us.  Come to nature!, they sing to mankind.  Protect our environments they call to us.  Plant a tree for us to nest in, build a birdhouse, fill a feeder, fill a birdbath, protect a marsh.  Hear us, almighty human, we are the voices of the natural world.  We are the ones who speak to you, mankind.  Protect our forests, save our lakes, keep our environments clean, unpolluted air to fly in, unpolluted water to drink,  more trees for our nests, more flowers for insects.  Hear us mankind, we sing to you!  We are the voices of the natural world and we sing with great joy.  You, almighty human, will  listen to us!

The gregarious hopeful chatter of  a being so necessary .

The flight of birds has always inspired us.  How to fly?  It’s such a feat of achievement.  The inspiring birds fill the sky and fly and fly and fly.  Up in the air currants where the passing winds help them to sail along on jets of wind that push them onward to their destination.  The inspiring travel fill us with wistful awe.  The path of a creature that we cannot copy.

The Earth needs it singing creation.  The call of the wild of the friendly creature invades our lives.  Hear us, great human, they sing from their perches.  Listen to us almighty mankind.  Their call captures us and we look for the singer.  Bold and melodious the spokesman of the natural world greets us with candor and persuasion.  Save us mankind, we know you will.

Hear us great human, we sing many songs.  Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL4Z9d9oObY for an example of some of the hundreds of songs of birds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmAxN8rZMI for your bird song tranquility message.

Written by Dr Louise Hayes

May 14, 2013

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