Airing live from Lynnwood, Washington, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show focuses on plant and habitat conservation as well as state parks and youth education.
- Margot Carrera - Fine art nature photographer and environmentalist who appears as a guest cohost on Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show every 4th Friday
- Jefferson Marshall – English teacher and author of the Texas State Park Adventures book series for kids including “The Creatures of Caprock Canyons,” “The Palo Duro Lighthouse Race,” and “The Timeless Garner.”
Featured music is “Orchids & Waterfalls” by Michael and Spider, and “Uncle Remus Tales” by Jimmy Yessian.
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz who discusses his new documentary THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD a climate change film like no other. Instead of focusing on paralyzing facts and numbers, this inspiring feature takes a unique approach by following passionate activists, ages 15-72, who are in the trenches fighting for a livable future. These brave climate warriors put their lives on the line to push for change, regardless of the personal cost.
The previous administration removed the Endanger Species Act. The result for the Wolves have been devastating. In the past nine months the wolf population has taken a great hit. In Wisconsin alone, a wolf hunt took 216 grey wolves in 60 hours.
I am sharing this letter from Senator Diane Feinstein to me, to show that one person can make a difference when they speak up and share their concerns. What are you concerned about that you want to speak up about? I encourage you to speak up for the change you wish to see. Now is the time.
Last night I awoke to an image of a glacier. A message had come though and I laid in bed as the awareness came through. So much information comes to me with what I call a download. This message, I am told comes from Mother Earth. I don't usually share these because most of my friends are unaware that I am clairvoyant and I like to keep it that way. But now times are different, more challenging and serious so I have decided to come out of hiding and just share when I believe that the message is not just for me but humanity as a whole.
Many devastating events, once sat with, and experienced are like a double edged sword. It comes with pain and suffering like my bout with breast cancer in 2001 and 2016. First there is fear which comes in waves. Then there is the discomfort of the treatments which almost killed me in 2001. Then there is a time of convalescence where we lie quietly and come to terms with our disease. If you take advantage of this time, you can come to a greater understanding of why you? Why now? and how can you heal.
Join me for the opening of the February art show. I will be there from 7 pm - 9 pm. I have two pieces in the show. Blue Heron which won 2nd place in the Photography category, and I Love Butterflies, which is a photograph of a colorful butterfly with a red heart on it's chest.
January has brought in a new Gallery exhibition at the OffTrack Gallery in Encinitas, Ca. It is my first show of the year in a new gallery so I went in with zero expectations. I arrived at the gallery to take pictures for the first place winning images but the Judge was still going through all the entries so I met a friend for lunch and told him I would return in an hour. I had a lovely lunch and caught up with all the happenings in my friends life, never thinking twice about the judging going on.
Each artist sees the world differently. That is why there are so many different versions of the same image that can be presented and none come out exactly the same. This is what I love about art. In the last posting, I told you about my experience with cancer and one of the ways it has effected my art. Today, I will share the way that my love of nature has effected my artistic impression.
The year is coming to an end and as the sun goes down on 2019, I reflect on the changes that have occurred in my life and how they are affecting my gallery. Four years ago I found out that I had metastatic breast cancer. Since that time I have tried multiple therapies. Some helped, some made me very sick, and I continue to try new ways to manage the cancer. I don't consider it permanent or mine. It is like any other dis-ease, if you come to understand how it was created, you can find a way to un-create it. To me it is not a death sentence. I my first bought with cancer in 2001 and here I am in 2019 writing this blog . So if I overcame the cancer in 2001, I can do the same in 2020. But it has had an impact on how I see the world and how I see myself in the world. I am sure it will also impact my art.
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Nature's Gifts by Margot Carrera
Specialties: Nature Photography, Living Art, Digital Art and Design, Healing Arts, Feng Shui. Margot Sherry Bogdanow-Carrera’s lifelong dedication to nature photography, her preferred art form for portraying this Earth, the planet unto which we are born and bound to preserve, is evident throughout her website. Nature, in return, provides us with everything necessary for the spiritual journey we take while we remain on Earth. Too many of us, preoccupied with our daily struggle to survive, have lost sight of that promise, forgetting that if we had cared for Earth, there would be no struggle. Margot Carrera’s avowed insightful and artistic intent is to remind humankind of their connection to and with Nature, to remember that every one of us are – or should be – devoted stewards of this Earth. One can readily observe her special bond with every object she photographs and how this inspires each memorable image. “When you look at my website,” says Carrera, “you will discover at least one singular image that speaks directly to you and helps you to recall your own beautiful connection to Earth."
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