I am off to Aspen on Saturday, hopefully to see gold Aspen trees! I will photograph the trip and share it with you all! In the meantime, as it is 100+ degrees in sunny Texas, I will post photos of beautiful Fall… and dream about 70 degree weather! Stay tuned for reviews on Aspen, Colorado!
The Mesoamerican Reef in Mexico is curiously short of Parrot Fish…necessary for eating algae so corals aren’t smothered! Algae is a true enemy of coral reefs, and the Parrot Fish is essential to keep it in check. Besides, they are quite colorful and engaging fish! Parrot fish come in every size and color you can think of! […]
Today’s blog is about midlife women who have, or are in the process of, reinventing their lives. Talk about inspiring?! Midlife women are definitely movers and shakers! They start new careers, new businesses, write novels, become artists or therapists or lawyers…it is amazing. I decided to celebrate Amazing Women Wednesday by sharing blogs by midlife women […]
Now, I don’t mean they freak me out in general. They freak me out for very specific reasons. Those reasons have to do with my husband, who had a Double Lung Transplant almost two years ago. (Lung Transplant, An Unexpected Journey!) The journey has been long, and we thought after year one things would get […]
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett Yesterday I wanted to meet […]
Her Deepness, Dr Sylvia Earle is a remarkable woman. I found this article about her 80th birthday, and I urge you to check it out! http://www.clf.org/blog/ocean-conservation/her-deepness-dr-sylvia-earle-is-commemorating-her-80th-birthday-with-a-dive-at-cashes-ledge/.
A Guest Post by Suzanne Simone Stavert of ADVENTURES OF EMPTY NESTERS! One World Trade Center,The Freedom Tower, NYC There is never a shortage of amazing food markets in New York City. Picking a favorite is like choosing which of your friends you like best..impossible! Just like with the number of friends, the more markets […]
Cecil the lion’s death in Zimbabwe at the hands of overzealous hunters has resulted in a sudden awakening to the plight of the endangered lion. Yes, the lion is endangered, and some estimates show that these magnificent “simbas” could be extinct as soon as 2020. Yes, 2020. 5 years from now. There are only 20,000 […]
The incredible Whale Shark is the biggest fish in the ocean! And it is such a beautiful, gentle fish! It has to be said that whale sharks probably don’t have Einstein’s IQ since they have the smallest brain in the ocean for their size, but give them a break …they help keep plankton and krill under control, […]
Two weeks ago I met a stunning group of women. We were all citizen science volunteers on the Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 to the Yucatan. Our goal was to take ID photographs of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, and to obtain 30 genetic samples from Mantas. The Whale Shark goal was awesomely met, the […]
The Marine Megafauna Foundation Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 included a marine biologist (USA), a geneticist (Japan, living and working in the US), a biologist from the Maldives (a Scot by birth), a scuba instructor from the Maldives (a Kiwi, otherwise know as a New Zealander), a Penn biology major (from Mexico), a videographer (South Africa), […]