Monday, November 21, 2016

If you love me, why am I dying?

Hey there, people-friends. I've been on the road, on the go, since early September. Before that,  since February, I was out in the boonies running after sage-grouse. So that's my excuse for the lack of posts. I've been wandering around Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, eastern California, Idaho, and now I'm hunkered down in New Mexico for a minute.  (Above: rutting bison in Wyoming; mama moose with 2 young at Red Rock Lakes NWR, Montana)
I love being nomadic and don't mind a tiny 20 foot Rpod, but it's sort of nice to bathe regularly and have a little more space for a minute (Hayduke, my cat, is happy to have some running-around-space also). I really don't love cooking in trailers, so I'm taking advantage of some serious kitchen time! It's getting a little out of control...(above: found a 150+ elk herd in Cloud Peak Wilderness, Wyoming. Lots of mating and bugling -  Pretty cool experience.  Below: coyote in Wyoming; Pronghorn in Montana)
I've seen some pretty great stuff lately, and got to spend some more quality time with my beloved bristlecones, which is something I require for my sanity level.  I've gotten hundreds of miles of hiking in and worn out a pair of shoes I've only had for 2 months.  Good stuff, indeed! (Below: young mule deer in Wyoming)
However,  I'm having a bit of a rough time with the recent happenings in the US and am absolutely horrified and pretty depressed, because everything I love and care about is now threatened. If Drump has his way, wildlife and environmental regulations will be crushed, public lands are in danger of being seized. (Don't get me started on women's rights and healthcare). It's been very hard to handle and I've gone through a lot of kleenex.  Also, I finally did the Instagram thing, so if you're feeling that, here you go: https://www.instagram.com/hellohammerhead/?hl=en  (Below: bison pair in Montana)
Also, the blog title is a Boxing Gandhis song with that name. It's got great lyrics in reference to how we treat the earth. I've been listening to this song since the mid 90's. You should give it a go!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em8qmqVz8vo

2 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Don't stay away so long next time! You've seen some great wildlife!

Mary Cromer said...

"Drump" is making me crazy and I absolutely am horrified that our nation voted him into office. Nothing we can do, but for some, like myself, pray that it turns out OK. Some of his idiotic ideas are just plain off the wall scary. Now to your post, most beautiful shares of majestic creatures in sacred lands that we must continue to save for future generations. You enjoy the time you have to get clean ;) and allow the cat some running space and please, don't stay away so long~