By Zahava Hanan
"Bestiary": is a compendium of animals or birds, actual or legendary, with an outline in their behavior and visual appeal. most vital to a "Bestiary" is the non secular or ethical classes that every animal can train humans. during this context, the e-book seeks to construct at the traditions of the medieval "Bestiary" and considers the original animals of the Alberta Mountains and foothills. From the viewpoint of a rancher who has an intimate wisdom of the panorama and animals, the texture and texture of common existence are illuminated in prose that's either stirring and funny. With the author's sensitivity to the rhythms of the land, the animals and the heavens, the reader is drawn into the flora and fauna the place connections to old wisdom underscore a passionate crisis for the surroundings and humankind's accountability to the realm we proportion with all creatures.
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One brought bread and Gao, and the other Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese. Willow, wanting to be part, brought her first mouse gift since my return. 55 Yawns are catching - more fun for me when it is with an animal. Willow yawned and I yawned truly to and fro. My brain yawned — I don't know about hers. Plants are here to absorb light Is Willow too? Walking through tall grass she looks like moving light Willow, so busy all night out being with the full moon And all day basking in the sun and rolling on the ground Willow came in for a little reassurance after a day sun-basking.
I find wind is good and cold is good, because it makes the world more fly-proof immediately near me. But I am mindful that they are an essential part of the equilibrium of the earth. 33 On land, the interplay of bugs, grass and flowers for creatures; so with the mountain stream, water bugs and flies for the trout. Butterfly In a very dry Alberta summer, when everything was kilned, the only remaining flower was a tall, spindly thistle stem. There I saw a white butterfly visiting this fading plant and because the wind was serious, the two together clinging and swaying in the lightladen air for a long while, clinging and swaying in the wind, dancing to the wind until the butterfly flew near the ground, where it would find it restful.
Just as humans need to keep a social distance from each other, so with cattle. Cows have their flight field. If the animal is approached carefully and given its space, it will move along its own path and can be eased to where one wants it to be. This takes longer than prodding and whipping, but I have always been amazed at man's ability to turn a blind eye to cruelty. It does not even make economic sense. How often does the free spirit created in the wilderness turn to wild wacko because of desperation and insanity?
Alberta Bestiary: Animals Of The Rolling Hills by Zahava Hanan