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July 29, 2013

Last week's full moon.

July's full moon is also know as the Raspberry Moon.

I need more time.

The stay up north was simply too short.

Even with October weather in July, it just wasn't enough time to charge the batteries.

Yes, rain, rain and day temperatures in the low 60's did not deter us from a relaxing time and seeing old friends.

All is well at home.

The Fur Kids are in the comforts of home and settled back in.

Akita (Keet) and Ziggy spent the short few days with our Oldest Daughter and her family.

No matter what, it isn't home with mom and dad (Karen and me).

Here is a quick picture of the Gingerbread House.

Located about 150 feet (45 m) from the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan.

we have become close friends with Mary, the owner and proprietor, as well as some regular guests that all stay around the same time.

No matter, life is good at home.

Just ask Keet and the Poodle.

They've settled back in nicely.

This is a view of the Bay from one of the windows in the room we stay in.

When the sun is shining, the views can be special.

Typically I will see all sorts of monarchs and other butterflies when we are Up North.

This year, just like down here.


It is a sad story for sure.

Picture of Lavender field at Lavender Hill Farms.

The largest commercial lavender farm in Michigan.

Organic too.

It was interesting to visit and chat with people a bit on pesticides and such.

They keep their own bees as well.

The past few weeks I wrote on a topic that is becoming more important and needs to be addressed be all of us.

Th lack of pollinators, pesticides, Genetically modified seeds and plants, Monsanto, our health as well as the health, or lack of with the world's pollinators.

This week (Because I'm lazy and don't feel up to it) I'm giving you a bit of homework.

Symbiosis according to Wikipedia

Is a close and often long-term interaction between two or more different biological species.

In layman's terms, a sort of relationship where both parties (two different species) benefit from each other.

Recently I have written on or mentioned a few Symbiotic relationships.

For Example:

Bees and flowers directly benefit from each other.

Bees draw pollen and nectar from flowers, while the bees pollinate the flowers, insuring a new generation of plant and flowers.

Your assignment (should you choose it), is to give me some other symbiotic relationships.

By next week, I should be in the full swing of things again.

If you guys can't or wont give me a nice list of Symbiosis, I will come up with my own and share them with you.

Until then, it is time to fly for now.

Until then

God Bless.

When you find yourself overpowered, as it were, by melancholy, the best way is to go out and do something kind for somebody.

John Keble (1792-1866) English Clergyman and Poet

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."


Matthew 5:44

"Treat the earth well:

It was not given to you by your parents,

It was loaned to you by your children.

We do not inherit the Earth from our

Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb

Your friend indeed,

Ron Patterson

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Gardening For Wildlife.

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