12.2016

Wild Calendars: December 2016 Denali National Park

December 2016 Calendar: Denali National Park #FindYourPark @DenaliNPS

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November 9

Today’s walk with Zoe recorded with Periscope

Trying to make sense of the election … everything is so much clearer in hindsight and there’s an endless line of pundits explaining what happened. Where do we go from here? Our journey begins again.

Speaking last night on Australian radio, I was surprised to hear myself say how much we keep to ourselves in the USA. AMC Theaters had election watch parties, segregated so that the Democrats and Republicans wouldn’t have to interact. We pop in our earbuds and listen to our own melodies. There must be other ways to interact, find common ground. I’m listening.

Many thanks to friends who watch the video live or recorded. If you’d like to schedule a voice or video chat, let me know. If you have ideas for collaboration on Planeta.com or the wiki, let’s begin the begin.

http://planeta.wikispaces.com/animalrescue
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/lasvegas
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/rtweek2017
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/usa2016

We can see what's always been there. Seeing what's next is the tough part. @voxdotcom

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11.2016 #WildCalendars featuring @glaciernps #FindYourPark

Wild Calendars: November 2016 Glacier National Park

Spotlight on Glacier National Park
http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

November 1 and 2 Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead in Mexico

November 1 All Saints’ Day

November 2 All Souls’ Day

November 5 Folk Artist Day, Dia del Artesano (Ecuador)

November 8 Election Day (USA)
November 8 Responsible Tourism Day

November 10 World Science Day

November 11 Remembrance Day (Australia), Veterans Day (USA)

November 12 Postal Carriers’ Day (Mexico)

November 19 International Men’s Day

November 19 Garifuna Settlement Day (Belize)

November 19 World Toilet Day

November 13-21 Leonids meteor shower
Leonid meteor shower: Light streaks of comet debris

November 20 Revolution Day (Mexico)

November 21 St Cecilia’s Day
No music day
Mariachis at the Basilica de Guadalupe (Mexico)
Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia

November 22 John F. Kennedy Assassination (USA)

Floating Dates
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving (USA)

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is held in November in the USA.

More November goodness on the Planeta Wiki.

November 2016 Calendar: Glacier National Park #FindYourPark @glaciernps

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10.2016

October 2016

This month’s photo: Elf owl in a saguaro hole at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Planeta Wiki
Organ Pipe
October

Organ Pipe is one of my favorite places to visit in the USA/Mexico borderlands (MexUSA).

This year’s calendar featuring #FindYourPark photos from wild places in the USA has been a hoot to make online. On my wishlist – alternative ways to make free online personalized calendars. Kudos to Big Huge Labs , but I wish there were an upgrade. The sooner the better as we figure out our plans for 2017.

October 2016 #FindYourPark Calendar featuring @OrganPipeNPS: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: Elf owl in a saguaro hole

Also, if there has to be a wall, why not make it a beer wall?

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Penny in the Park

A very sad day. Penny, my family’s nearly 10-year-old rescue dog was put to sleep today after being diagnosed with pericardial effusion. Yesterday she could not even stand. Our only regret is not knowing Penny earlier. The first 5 years of her life she was confined to a garage. Her first owners did not abuse her, but didn’t provide much affection either. Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada let my parents adopt her.

A big thank you to Dr Costa at the Spencer Springs Animal Hospital for being so empathetic. I also loved the poster in one of exam rooms: ‘Dogs fill an empty space we didn’t know we had.’

So sad, but so grateful. To friends with pets, please give them an extra hug today.

Penny at Cornerstone Park 08.2016

Nevada Meander 08.2013

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09.2016

September is mes de la patria in Mexico, biodiversity month in Australia and tourism month in South Africa.

Mark your calendar! September 8 is International Literacy Day which we use to call out attention for digital literacy. September 27 is World Tourism Day and we make our annual call for travel photos on Flickr.

September 2016 Calendar: Lake Mead National Recreation Area @lakemeadnps @NatlParkService #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

Wiki

planeta.wikispaces.com/lakemead

Source: www.flickr.com/photos/lakemeadnra

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World. Photography. Day. #WorldPhotoDay

August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future. What do you want to take a picture of today?

August 19 is World Photography Day = Día Mundial de la Fotografía #WorldPhotographyDay #WorldPhotoDay

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