Posted September 13, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

The new Farmers' Almanac says that a good share of us will be facing a cold and snowy winter this year. To be precise, it says that where I live there will be "teeth-chattering cold, plentiful snow." While these days we have loads of weather forecasters with their electronics, radar, and satellites to keep us up-to-date on what is going to happen, we once relied on nature to fill us in on what the future inter held in store for us.

Posted August 30, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of another summer. Therefore one good long look back at the sultry season on the beach is in order with these awesome animal sand sculptures. You could call them sons of beaches.

Posted August 25, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

It is no surprise that many of my friends are crazy about animals. After all a lot of them grew up where I did among the wildlife of the Front Range of Colorado. What is more surprising is how many of them take absolutely fantastic animals photos.

Posted July 24, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

It is estimated that 3 billion people in the world wear flip flops. Since they don't last forever they end up in landfills, and worse, in the oceans. The Indian Ocean alone washes many millions of discarded flip flops onto the beaches around Kenya. Artists there have been taking the old footwear and re-purposing them into usable objects -- most fantastically into beautiful animal sculptures.

Posted June 19, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

Even though many people are afraid of getting stung by bees, they are one of the most important creatures on Earth for the survival of humans and our ecosystem. Amateur photographer Briggs Geister has no fear of the insects and gets right in there to capture their beauty with her iPhone.

Posted May 31, 2018 by Kitty Devine

Bees are amazing creatures and their survival is deeply linked to ours. They are hard working and persistent in their goals. Honor the bee in you with this awesome Kindred Animal Bee Necklace.

Posted February 15, 2018 by Ron Callari

Differing from Honey Bees, Mason Bees have a long wait for their first supper — namely the time it takes for a human to have a baby — nine long months.

Posted May 29, 2017 by Ron Callari

With animal tragedies such as the killing of Harambe, the silverback gorilla last year at the Cincinnati Zoo, debates continue as to whether animals should be caught and sequestered for . . .