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Category Archives: Environmental issues

Fly Fishing Fish and Other Amazing Animals

  Last night I watched a re-run of Blue Planet II on BBC America. I love that program. There is not a lot of quality documentary style programming on Television anymore. Much of it is so dumbed down it has become most tiresome to watch. Nobody got time for that shit. But Blue Planet on BBC …

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More on Beauty and Pain and a New Pledge of Allegiance

I’ve written before about beauty and pain. I wrote about the pain inherent in a woman’s personal pursuit to reaching an acceptable level of our societal standards of beauty. The waxing, the plucking, the dyeing…all of that crap. The beauty I’m thinking of today is the universal beauty of the world. The pain is the …

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The Earth As a Stage

the power of mankind–how terrible it can be in it’s destructive power, how incredible it can be when used constructively,

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A Tequila Sunrise And The Burning of Multnomah Falls

The sun resembled a slice of molten pink grapefruit this morning, partially obscured by the green lace of fir and cedar branches on the eastern edge of the yard. It made for an interesting composition framed by the wide expanse of clerestory windows over the bed. Sunrise in Western Washington isn’t usually such a spectacle. Sunsets …

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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

The weather forecast is for gradually moderating temperatures. It’s a hopeful thought that I try to hold on to as I breath, in and out, the ashes of a world on fire. 

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I’ll Bee in The Garden, Waiting… Again

©2017 by Ilona Elliott Spring seems to have settled itself in, finally, and there are all kinds of blooms out in the garden…waiting, waiting, waiting for the bees to get to work. They haven’t even clocked in yet, so we all wait, and wonder, where are they? I haven’t the heart to research the state …

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Every Day IS Earth Day

Happy Belated Earth Day. Does it seem odd to anyone else that we have designated one day of the year as Earth Day? Shouldn’t every day be Earth Day? If you think about it, every day IS Earth Day. For Us. We wake up in the morning and go to bed at night on the …

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The Price of Boom and Bust Success: It’s a Heart Thing

I’m not talking about the visionaries who dream and create and push us forward as a species, but the people who come after them and figure out how best to personally profit from their genius. They tend to garner most of the attention, as if the genius is unremarkable without the profiteering.

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Love Rain’s

The rains came…the bleakness and austerity of the drought is driven back by showers and boisterous marine air. The sky is scoured clean of the haze and smog that had funneled over from the wildfires to the east. Fire behaviors have moderated under the influence of the moister air. It’s a long-awaited relief. Somehow, despite …

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Northwest Wildfires…Where There’s Smoke

The Northwest is on fire. I can smell it in the air. Smoke.  It’s in the light of the sky. Ten O’clock in the morning and the sky still has the yellow pallor of dawn. My Facebook page holds images of landscapes on fire, charred homes and businesses, neighborhoods back-lit by flames and billowing clouds …

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