Home on the Range: the simple things in life make my day, everyday.

When the challenges and push-back of people start bringing me down, I go out in search of the simple – the reality – of living a good life.  For me, this means driving down country roads, past open fields dotted with horses, cows, sheep and other lovely creatures.  Yesterday was such a day for me, I needed an escape from the myriad of issues causing me pause and angst.  I was rewarded when I came upon these beauties grazing and lazing in a field alongside an area roadway.

The world’s most remote places, as seen from space — Quartz

It’s been a rough year and the holiday season is sure to only rub it in, as families and friends reunite for festivities around the world. Feel like you’d rather exile yourself to Antarctica than get trapped in another heated conversation over Brexit, Trump, or Modi? Here are a few more isolated destinations to consider:…

via The world’s most remote places, as seen from space — Quartz

Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME

Researchers working in Arctic Russia have expressed their concerns that thousands of reindeer could die this year as a result of global climate change. About 20,000 reindeer starved to death in 2006 and another 61,000 in 2013, according to a recent study. In these cases, heavy rains caused by low levels of sea cover and…

via Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer — TIME 

We are killing everything on the planet – 60% of all species expected to disappear by the early 2020s according to WWF.  It’s a very sad world, a world becoming more sterile, colourless, less diverse.  What will be left for the next generation to gaze at in wonder?