Nothing refreshes my soul like time spent in the mountains. The pungent scent of pines and sagebrush on the breeze … the majesty of granite peaks soaring into the sapphire sky … the utter silence of a mountain meadow … the sense that ghosts of mountain men still roam the forested mountainsides. A peace descends, a calm envelopes.
One of my favorite places, particularly in autumn, is nearby Yellowstone. Dawn on the Madison River is unforgettable. The hazy early…Continue
Added by Sharon Edwards on December 3, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
GRAY WOLVES GO UNDER THE GUN
A few years ago, when I first began to research the U.S. Fish & Wildlife restoration of the gray wolf population in Wyoming and Montana for my book, Wolf Song, there were very few of these spiritual and beautiful animals living in the United States anywhere. From the turn of the century, hunters killed them to extinction. Ranchers classed them as vermin, predators that would destroy their entire herds of cattle if…
Added by Velda Brotherton on September 7, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments
I received the exciting news that I was a named a Winner in the Environment Category at the IndieReader Discovery Awards held at the Javits Center in New York City. What an exciting day this has been for me!!!
Added by Maria Daddino on June 3, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
My little book ~ Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden ~ has taken me on quite an exciting journey!!! Late last night, I learned that my book was named a Finalist in two categories for the 2012 International Book Awards: "Animals/Pets General" and "E-Book: Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs" ... Yea!!! Javits Center, here I come!!!
Added by Maria Daddino on May 23, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Yea!!! Just received the news ... I made the cut and my book - "Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden" is a finalist in the IndieReader Discovery Awards!!! It also received 5-Stars and the review will be posted this week!
Added by Maria Daddino on May 20, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Husband Joe is the grill-meister. He makes an enviable grilled Bourbon salmon, barbecued chicken, and melt-in-your-mouth T-bone (and I’m not a steak-lover). Even his blackened hot dogs are incredible – my mom was Joe’s biggest grilled hot dog fan! There is literally nothing that he can’t grill to…Continue
Added by Diane Hite Weidenbenner on May 7, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
As promised, as an addition to my Bonanza today, a repost from Julie Hammonds. Her blog: Words4Wildlife: Notes from the field.
I worked on a piece of writing over the past weekend. It was the first new writing I’ve done, of any substance,…Continue
Poets for Living Waters is a poetry action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20, 2010, one of the most profound man-made ecological catastrophes in history. Former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky describes the popularity of poetry after 9/11 as a turn away from the disaster’s overwhelming enormity to a more manageable individual scale. As we confront the magnitude of this… Continue
Added by Lauren Carr on April 14, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments