Friday, July 29, 2011

a real live horse wrangler...

Pic from Gary Hubbell, a Colorado horse photo wrangler ~ ~

Late night purrs, my adorable and alluring Felines... not quite as hot on the tame prairie, but still too damn hot... it’s so sad to see the lush vegetation browning away... and the ground drying up... the Kougar may end up penning a flash dedicated to the Bring-Rain god.

Authoress news and mews ~

Wahoo... some actual writing occurred... if only the Kougar can continue with her short story.

Here’s the current opening for her short story WIP ~

Sassy swayed forward catching hold of the corral’s top rail. Finally, she watched a real live horse wrangler -- not a holo simulation.

The lean, tall cowboy, a perfect specimen, even wore a pair of working chaps. He gripped the saddle horn with lazy confidence, and swung astride a beautiful pinto who sported caramel colored spots instead of the usual black and white.


6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship Through Phone Sex
by Serena Shay

“And follow-up with a whispered come on and a softly smacking kiss.” Ziva stopped typing and re-read her current article, 6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship Through Phone Sex, for the new and improved G&B website.

This week’s topic was perfect, if she did say so herself. It had sexiness, sassiness and was sure to cause more than a few gasps throughout Talbot’s Peak. There would be gasps of outrage from the non-shifter folk, even though you know darn well that they were secret dialer's. Gasps of pleasure from the shifters who liked to get down and dirty and even twitters of enjoyment from those too shy to jump into the phone sex game with both feet—they’d dip their toes though.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

2:22 pm... 3:33 pm... 4:44 pm... 11:11 pm... look for more chaos to cover up the failing economy...

Heavy rains cause Mississippi River rise in Iowa
Reuters-1 hour, 13 minutes ago

Reuters - Torrential rains in the Mississippi River town of Dubuque, Iowa earlier this week will cause the river to go above flood stage as the water moves south, a federal official said on Friday.
Japan urges 180,000 to evacuate flood area AFP - Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:56:10 PDT

AFP - Japan Friday issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in central Niigata region and tsunami-hit Fukushima, as heavy rains triggered floods which left five missing, reports said.

Cool good Bee news ~

Amid bee die-off, healthy hives thrive in cities


CHICAGO (AP) — Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come and go in patterns more graceful, but just as busy, as the traffic on the street 11 stories below.

The bees are storing honey that will sustain them through the bitter winter and be sold in a gift shop just blocks away.

"Already this season, one hive has produced 200 pounds of surplus honey, which is really a huge amount of honey," said beekeeper Michael Thompson after checking the hives one July morning. "The state average is 40 pounds of surplus honey per hive."

The Chicago bees' success could be due to the city's abundant and mostly pesticide-free flowers. Many bee experts believe city bees have a leg up on country bees these days because of a longer nectar flow, with people planting flowers that bloom from spring to fall, and organic gardening practices. Not to mention the urban residents who are building hives at a brisk pace.

Beekeeping is thriving in cities across the nation, driven by young hobbyists and green entrepreneurs. Honey from city hives makes its way into swanky restaurant kitchens and behind the bar, where it's mixed into cocktails or stars as an ingredient in honey wine.

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

~ Happy Summer-livin' in July ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Still too damn hot kisses from the Kougar...


Bree said...

If bees are eradicated from the planet, humanity will be devastated and possibly annihilated. I never realized how important they were until I watched a show about it. Bees pollinate most of the world's food sources, for both humans and animals. They are being wiped out by pesticides. Nice to know beekeeping is thriving in cities.

Savanna Kougar said...

Bree, it is! I've been concerned about the bees for several years now. I hope folks in the cities continue, and expand.

I never use any pesticides of any kind. I haven't seen that many bees this year, though, but we have all sorts of wonderful butterflies, which are also pollinators.

Serena Shay said...

Wow, interesting info about the bees. Who knew there were so many bees living in a couple of hives on top of Chicago's City Hall. It's an excellent way to make money and support nature. :)

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, it is. There are so many wonderful ways to support nature, and bring her forth for everyone. I'd love to see more folks growing rooftop gardens, or any kind of food and flower garden in the cities. And everywhere.