for One Word Sunday and Lens-Artist Challenge: Blending in or Standing Out

via Earth: blending in or standing out? — This, that and the other thing

Earth: blending in or standing out? — This, that and the other thing

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Source: RTF BLM intends to remove about 652 wild horses from the 475,460-acre Warm Springs Herd Management Area… The Bureau of Land Management has captured 226 wild horses and six burros and eight animals have died during the first three days of a helicopter roundup preceding a planned sterilization study of about 100 wild mares. […]

via Warm Springs update: 226 wild horses captured, 8 dead as sterilization study nears — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Warm Springs update: 226 wild horses captured, 8 dead as sterilization study nears — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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Early Autumn, a time for contemplation

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The leaves are gradually changing colour, lighting up the early Autumn landscape with splashes and swaths of glorious orange, gold, yellow, red, burgundy, crimson, brown and maroon splendour.  In a week or so, the forests, roadsides and countryside will be at their peak, on fire with intense colour.  Mother Nature’s fashion show: my favourite time of year is here again.  I am grateful for the opportunity to enjoy another Autumn in central Ontario.

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Around every corner is yet another inspirational scene.

Yellow daisy-like flowers spring up every Fall along this section of our backroad.  I couldn’t resist taking a video of them as they were gently swaying in the early afternoon autumn breeze.

They are bewitching in the sunlight, so bright and cheery.  Maybe the flowers are nature’s way of reminding those who pass by to slow down and enjoy them for a moment for winter is on it’s way soon.

Marshland, grasses and ground cover is equally stunning this time of year.

Soon winter will be here and the landscape will be blanketed in snow. But, I’ll be content to revive these memories of this Fall’s colour show.

Such reflection will see me through the cold winter, through the new, bright greens of spring and, God willing, eventually to the enjoyment of the splendour of another Autumn.

We were in Mongolia and heading south to Ulaan Baatar. The first thing we noticed was the erratic driving on the highway with passing on corners, hills, and blind spots. The scenery started to change to more hills and fewer trees. We also noticed the aftermath of the flooding that had taken place in many […]

via Mongolia — 2 up thru 5

Mongolia — 2 up thru 5

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Sunday August 5, 2018 Last week was another ride on the political roller coaster of public land management. Multiple bills, including spending bills, moved through Congress; some can maintain a status quo and some lose dangerous ground. Emergency removals with drought underpinnings are being added to the regular BLM schedule. Wildfires continue to rage as […]

via #WildHorses; #WeekendUpdate — Wild Horse Education

#WildHorses; #WeekendUpdate — Wild Horse Education

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Aaron WeissMedia Director | Center for Western Priorities | Twitter: @aweiss Ryan Zinke’s claims of ignorance are undermined by his own emails Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is attempting to deflect attention from the growing scandal around a development deal involving him, his wife Lola, and David Lesar, the chairman of oil services giant Halliburton — by claiming ignorance. […]

via Horse Slaughter Loving Interior Secretary’s Latest Microbrewery Denial is a Howler — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Horse Slaughter Loving Interior Secretary’s Latest Microbrewery Denial is a Howler — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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Update from RTF By a vote of 92-6, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday handed a win to wild and domestic horses by approving a Fiscal Year 2019 “mini-bus” appropriations package that included protective language for wild horses and burros as well as an anti-slaughter provision. Our work is far from over, however. That’s because the […]

via Good News for Wild Horses — but There’s Still Work to Do! — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Good News for Wild Horses — but There’s Still Work to Do! — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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Letter by MARYBETH DEVLIN Email: blm_or_spaystudy_warmsprhma@blm.gov Copies: DOI, BLM National, CSU, BLM Oregon, USGS July 30, 2018 Bureau of Land Management Burns District Office (BDO) 28910 Highway 20 West Hines, OR 97738 Attn: Project Lead Short Title: Wild Horse Spay Feasibility Research Full Title: Spay Feasibility and On-Range Behavioral Outcomes Assessment and Warm Springs Herd […]

via Wild Horse Spay Feasibility Research: It’s a CRIME — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Wild Horse Spay Feasibility Research: It’s a CRIME — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry

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These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/26/endangered-species-act-gray-wolf-oil-gas-industry?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress