Baby Raccoon

Sharing a beautiful poem~

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Little Sir
Mama raccoon didn’t come home.
She left the wee one all alone.

Mom faced perils night and day.
This sad night one came her way.

Careless driver, dark of night,
A stolen life while in flight.
Racing on to who knows where,
hit the mom without a care.

Little one had lost his mother
fallen victim like the other.
All alone, a baby raccoon,
tiny face lit by the moon.

***

At my door a lady stood
asking me if I would
help the baby she had found
lying helpless on the ground.

Pleading so with his soft voice,
with a peek I had no choice.
Took one look and what I saw
two frightened eyes and a velvet paw.

Now my heart again would seize
a life to save and fill with ease.
Little boy I’ll stroke your ears.
With me you will have no fears.

Come sweet baby, little sir,
let me smell your precious fur.
Raccoon spirit full of charm,
rest your head upon my arm.

***

I want you my friend to see
what this babe has done to me.
Forego family time and sleep,
all for his sweet heart to keep.

by Linda
Wildlife Rehabilitator
(http://forestbabiesrehabcenter.org/)

Aboard SeaFair – MIA Art Fair

Dear friends,

I was lucky enough to get invited to the preview of MIA Miami International Art Fair aboard the luxurious yacht Seafair. According to their FB page, this art fair presents select international art dealers gather to showcase the most talented and visionary artists of the 20- 21st centuries. Exhibitions include cutting-edge photography, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation and video. Image quality is not the best but I hope you enjoy this post.
SF1 SF00This piece is quite incredible, it seems so real.
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SF6Some artwork just wanted to make a strong statement like this toilet and tank.
SF7 SF8 SF9Not sure if this is a real Warhol or a different artist using the Campbell soup cans made popular in the art world by Warhol.
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Wigs

“Wigs have always been a part of my life and have become a staple accessory in my closet. I can remember being a little girl and hearing all the commotion in my house from my mom, aunts and grandmother when picking out their wigs for the day. It was such a good time for them and part of their everyday beauty routine.” Sherri Shepherd
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Hope

“An all-powerful and sovereign Creator, who wants to have an intimate relationship with His creation, loves mankind beyond measure. God did not create the human race out of boredom or on a whim. No, He made us for His good pleasure and great delight. His attachment to us is so great that He longs for our fellowship and will one day live among us in paradise. He enjoys our company! Although we are corrupt and sinful in nature, He refuses to abandon that which His breath made alive. We are His. We belong to a King! He made a commitment to us…. we are His beloveds. In Him alone we find all hope.” Cheryl Zelenka (www.facingtrials.com)

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“Hope is born in the dark. Like a lighthouse calling out to a lost ship at sea, hope will bring you through every personal storm. It is our encouragement and guide to safety. Hope is found in the arms of God.” Cheryl Zelenka
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Madagascar Forest

I had the opportunity to visit again Fairchild Botanical Garden. This organization is working to preserve some of Madagascar’s unique plants. I cannot describe the beauty of this forest! According to the website wwf.panda.org/ it is estimated that 85% of the island’s 12,000 species of flowering plants are found nowhere else in the world.

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” Henry David Thoreau. Walden: Or Life in the Woods
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Superbowl Ads with a great message

Dear friends,

I am not a fan of football, but I like to watch the ads and the half-time show during the Superbowl. Two ads caught my attention and I want to share them with you, (maybe you also saw them during the game).

The 1st one is regarding empowering women and what is means to be a woman as well as the respect we ALL deserve.

The 2nd ad is regarding life, wisdom and perhaps quality of life.

Flowers

What comes from God: flowers, the sky, trees, animals, your pets; all of these are Gods gifts to us, to lift our spirit. I hope we all enjoy these little treasures that will never make us feel sad or weary.

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” Georgia O’keeffe
F-1“Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow.” John Lennon
F-2A final thought that I find to be very true.
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Butterfly

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  ~Jeffrey Glassberg
B-1Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”~Hans Christian Andersen
B-2The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.  ~Attributed to George Carlin
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Positive Quotes from Pinterest

Dear friends,

The year is almost gone! I want to share some of the many positive quotes I collect via Pinterest. I still have so much to learn, improve, and delete from my life like -fear-. Although is good to know our flaws, we must realize all the good things in each of us and be grateful for our daily blessings! I wish you all the very best today and in the New Year! Happy 2015! Sands
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Miracle Mile 2014

“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.” Herb Caen

I have been very privileged to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in Miami Dade County: Coral Gables. Miracle Mile is part of the Downtown or business distric. It was designed by George Merrick who envisioned an area of shops, restaurants and financial institutions to be close by walking distance and/or easily accessed by using the Trolley service. I went for a walk on December 25th. The city gets beautifully decorated for the Holidays. I discovered a Spanish restaurant (not the one of the images – Randazzos is actually Italian), and was able to enjoy a quiet walk since just a few businesses were open.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas dear friends!

“Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ.” — St. Paul of the Crossnativity2014

Nativity at The Church of The Little Flower