There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.
The Northeast and some other parts of the country make be having an acorn shortage, but in areas of the South which have recovered from drought conditions, there are plenty of acorns on the ground, and a large amount of critters feeding on them, primarily deer.
Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov has a collection of high-resolution magnified snowflakes showing the astonishing structurally diversity of these formations.
This is a made American. Unlike His Oneness, Sothy Seang is proud to be an American, and proud of his adopted country.
…but with a big difference, in that the dog and fox are friends, not hunter and hunted. This isn’t as unique as you think. I grew up on a farm, and the dog I had as a child used to run around the pastures chasing a fox a couple of times a week. At some point during the pursuit, the fox would turn and chase my dog. Neither ever caught the other, and they seemed to enjoy the play experience.
Big Girl looks at the foxes we see periodically, but rarely does more than growl or utter one sharp bark. But coyotes, also members of the canid family, put her into full protective mode, ready to defend and attack. Perhaps she senses that foxes present no threat, but coyotes might.
Despite the best efforts of Iran and Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, five U.S. families who were victims of a 1997 Iran-backed suicide bombing in Jerusalem have been awarded $9 million in federal court. It doesn’t make up for the hideous and incredibly stupid deal His Oneness is trying to cut with Tehran, but it’s a start.