THE LARGEST COLOR IN THE WORLD
|UPSIDE DOWN JELLYFISH WITH BLUE TENACLES|
|Photograph taken by S. Mason at Denver Botanic Gardens-blue rocks.|
saturated vivid colors. As we do time from time, blog about artist's work in
relationship to animals and nature, we will publish a picture of this art in its entirety for it really is a feast for the eyes, and we love wall murals. But these
blue roses are so fantasia and perfect for Dill's Blue Page we wanted to share
it with others. The creator of this art is Patrick Kane McGregor.
WE HAD TO STOP THE CAR FOR THIS HUMBLING AND YET BEAUTIFUL EKECTIC FACE OF A WALL MURAL, ARTIST C. BOLSINGER.
So gorgeous of a plant you might not know it is a mushroom. This is a blue chanterelle mushroom and we found this image on http://blogs.usda.gov/
You must be the change you wish to see in the world -Gandhi
It does not matter who you are. It does not matter where you are.
One Person. Two. A family. A neighborhood. A community.
From bees to whales there are many supportive organizations whose
goals are to secure and enhance the quality of life for animals.
Unsure where to start? Animal Blogging With Dill The Cat will offer
options by listing non-profit organizations.
(From their website) We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to preventing cruelty and ending the suffering of cats in need. With rescue, spaying/neutering, medical care, fostering and adoption to approved homes, these cats can have a higher quality of life. We hope to educate the community about the proper care of cats and the importance of spaying and neutering. We are also working to change the attitudes that cats are disposable, and hoping that in the future, euthanasia is not used for population control.
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center
MaxFund is a no kill shelter, nonprofit organization. Reading their newsletter, meeting them at the People's Fair, more than dedicated to their tiered causes, not just adopting animals but ensuring the quality of life at all stages for animals, and meeting their needs in dire circumstances, it cannot be done without support. After reading their newsletter it is amazing how many ways you can help. Check them out to learn what they are doing, see the faces of the lives they are saving, and how you can be a part of their passionate work.
More now than ever before the services that Animal Haus provides are required, when a family in crisis also means so are the animals of the household. We had the opportunity to talk with some of the staff from Animal Haus at the People's Fair and learned about the amazing work they are doing. Just as readily as you might know someone who could use their help, as a nonprofit, they too are looking for supporters. Check them out.
The Humane Society of the United States
Their Mission--The Mission of The Humane Society of the United States is to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.
The perfect Little Free Library for Dill's Blue Page
If your community does not have any Little Free Libraries please contact them at
(from their website)
Our Mission --To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
The Stink Bug Project
The Stink Big Project help families with children diagnosed with cancer to obtain a dog, a new best friend, that is well trained by the K-9 Companion Program in Colorado because studies reflect dogs lower stress for patients and caregivers. It is named the Stink Bug Project after a child cancer survivor drew a picture of a stink bug to say 'good-bye' to cancer when her treatments were completed. For more information -www.stinkbugproject.org.
From their website--Project Coyote, a North American coalition of wildlife scientists, educators, predator- friendly ranchers and community leaders, promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife. As a national non-profit organization based in Northern California, Project Coyote works to change negative attitudes toward coyotes, wolves and other native carnivores by replacing ignorance and fear with understanding, respect and appreciation. All of our work ó through education, science, and advocacy ó strives to create fundamental and systemic changes in the ways wild carnivores are viewed and treated in North America. http://www.projectcoyote.org/contact.html
(From their website) House Rabbit Society’s philosophy and general policies state that all rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is our primary consideration, and HRS does not support the raising or promotion of rabbits as food animals, or any other commercial or exploitive interests.
Unlikely a place it may seem, but perfect nevertheless, we met Dyson and Mary from GREENPEACE at a local farmer's market. In meeting them we thought about Dill's Blue Page and adding GREENPEACE is long overdue. Check them out--http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/
If ever a book of poems spoke to the poignant of colors it would be Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill. A passage from her poem, What Is Blue?
Blue is a heron,
a sapphire ring,
you can smell blue
in many a thing: