In the San Fernando Valley, there is a Japanese Garden run by the Department of Reclamation. It also doubles for Starfleet command...It's a beautiful place and the reclamation process is interesting. I discovered the use of bugs in helping to clean reclaimed water--not sure how I feel about that, but I know there are "good" bugs. However, I feel much more comfortable with my water being filtered through the atmosphere before I drink it. The water in the Japanese Garden had some reclaimed filtered water with fish in it and no they didn't have five eyes, so it's all good.
What I think I loved most about this place was the lamps that light the way at night. They were sculptures of beauty!
A few weekends ago, if you live in Southern California, you might remember the huge storm that passed through. While news crews were claiming Disneyland was closed, we went on Star Tours--twice. In fact, the longest line was the Matterhorn for a total of 15 minutes. Everything was open and we had a great time.
Was it raining? A little, not as much as up in Los Angeles County, but we came prepared for cold and wet. We were on top of the world!
I use to think the earth didn't need inhabitants and that without people it would be fine. I also use to think that if we as a species made it so we could no longer survive on this planet, that we would become extinct and the planet would heal and be better off. I'd always believed that the earth would survive without man. Well, maybe it would be fine...but this video radically changed my view.
We are not the only ones to effect our surroundings. Wolves just do it better. People, as predators, also have this power. To me it says the earth knows we are here--and loves us.
To those who don't understand why predators such as wolves, sharks, and even humans should be allowed to live--this is a huge F.U. It might upset you to know that these noble creatures, likes wolves, are desperately needed by Earth. She does love us.
In the spirit of I-haven't-been-blogging-much...I'm trying to make time for it. Well, I'm practicing by posting silly videos of my weekends. One of the things I have to deal with while writing is a very large dog. A GSD (German Shepard) to be specific. She's large and loud when she wants attention, so you just can't help but take photos and videos of her. This is happy ending to a puppy who was abandoned.
But this also has to deal with my relationships and I certainly have one with my dogs. Emma is the bright star of the pack of three. The video tells her story.
Take a close look at the relationship you have with your animals. I even have one with my beta fish. The relationships I have with them are rather awesome. They take work, just as my relationship with my man does. Living with these creatures is pretty amazing. Every time I see someone bravely trying to come up to Emma to pet her but obviously has no experience with animals, it makes me believe I'm lucky to have them in my life.