this was my
gift of the day!
Beauty just surrounds us
we only take the time to open our eyes
the sun is shining here for the moment,
I have had the joy of talking with my dear friend
several states away
having coffee via the internet
with my pal
as authentic as this beautiful
What a joyous time and what a
that waited patiently for me to notice it!
then I heard it…
The Red Bird
that comes to let me know
to remind me of the joys that are mine
sitting to my right
just outside the lanai here,
singing me its joyous refrain
of the day!
So magnificent in its brilliance
oh how I enjoyed the visit!
yes, I read again the update
Lily The Black Bear
“mini update” that was posted late last night
written by “who knows”
and signed as the usual researchers,
but anyone who has followed this page
it was NOT written by Lynn rogers or Sue M.
Yes it appears
that now they were unable to reach or contact or get confirmation from the DNR
the North American Black Bear
the little bear that the world saw born http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBNtANbW5vE
witnessed as she grew
the world has loved.
OH boy have we been on one wild ride as we watched from a distance this little one and her ventures in the wild!
She has captivated the world indeed with her wildness and her beauty.
now all figure is indeed dead from a hunter
at a bait stand
who shot and killed her legally
during hunt season.
It was also reported in this update
that Lynn Rogers is the one who helped to set the standards/laws for “bait stands” saying they were one of the best ways for hunters to be sure and make a swift kill.
But surprisingly no one has jumped on that bone,
of the many and varied bones that are being jumped there. So much to process when minds/hearts/nervous systems are now in crisis I’m thinking…
the sadness is almost too much to speak on
the grief is just palpable
on that and many other pages;
it is now turning to anger and rage.
Against hunters, against each other with varying opinions and thoughts.
It is countered with candles and prayers
thanks to the “now moderators” of which I have to wonder is not a sort of “set up” as I am sure there are really not many moderators left; many moderators I believe left prior to all of this as the page seems to have changed before all of this. Just as the dates of HOPE goin missing continue to change as the tides change, as the climate of the page and the seasons are changing and as folks and their expressions are changing… faster than the speed of “enter” or “submit” and more moods than a ring that used to be popular back in the day.
given the amount of ugliness on the page!
I think it may of been yesterday or the day before a photograph was posted of a young and proud hunter in the back of his pick up with dead bear for the world to view…
And I have to wonder how that helped anyone
as they were in shock and wondering why they haven’t been told the truth of this bear
her probable (cerain?) death
out there in the Northwoods of MN.
Other sites on Facebook have popped up;
hunters who have claimed to make
“Hope Jerky”, newlines and newpapers have now started to write articles of the famous internet bear feared dead,
folks once banned from the Lily facebook are now back on there
and all hell is breaking loose
there are no posts there
Lynn Rogers or by Sue Mansfield
you have to wonder…
some have said
they can no longer support the
NABC, the WRI, they can no longer visit a page
that bashes hunters, that walks with some bears but not others, that interferes with pure research but yet sets bears up to be shot
there are pages that now attack each other and views and opinions
yet others are receiving death threats as a result of expressing their grief or their views and opinions…
Still others are walking away with their integrity and dignity intact
deciding they will invest in those who are less fortunate and that need help from others
that may be going without food or human companionship as the light is changing and as winter is approaching
following wild bears in the woods.
Beauty is all around us
along with tragedy and the human condition
along with that of the
4-leggeds, the winged ones and the swimmers and crawlers I suppose.
Folks are now re-thinking
what they have invested in
and what they have worked so hard
and many are so wrapped up in the pain of loss that they are unable to think clearly before hitting the magic
“enter or submit key”.
It seems that there is one page
that has been labelled
that did stir up some controversy
it did get authentic notice and comments from one of the researchers.
Perhaps that is good;
For at least folks knew that the researcher actually made the comment;
which is more than can be said by updates on the authentic site now.
Many are being urged to stay away from other pages; as they are filled with “spewing” and ugliness and “opinions”
the reality is
someone that was a fan of the
Lily the Black Bear page
who is a Florida resident actually put up a page
on the internet
made a BOUNTY
a BOUNTY of $5,000.00
to be paid if NO collared Research BlackBears were shot during the hunting season!
It went out in cyber space and was actually endorsed by researchers as well.
it looks like an old timey
It asks for the license number and name of hunters!
Well to date it appears that one collared bear was shot in MN
so I am guessing now they do not have to pay that money out,
just the same and someone
has blood on their hands.
beauty is all around us;
here in Florida
and around the world
from the comments of yesterday
it would appear that many are now wondering what in the world has happened to a place where you can sign your name without fear of threat, without fear of someone wanting to do harm to you…
Sometimes I am thinking it is probably good
to be a BEAR
where you are above such as what has been witnessed on a public page and can be seen across the world and in cyber space
where folks have to look over their shoulders
cos’ they are afraid that someone will want to do harm to them.
I did read on a page yesterday
that happened to pop up on a search I was doing (totally unrelated I might add)
that a Lily the Black Bear Fan
was willing to pay $10,000. for the name of the person who shot HOPE the bear;
and then wanted to string this man or woman up in the woods!
along the same lines…
someone likened the fans of the Lily the Black Bear and Lynn Rogers/Sue Mansfield to
a CULT, suggesting perhaps someone send them
I have to wonder
of what was intended
gotten really out of hand,
or were they ever really there to begin with?
I dont know about you
I plan to kick back today
smell this beautiful
white mountain lily
get out in the sun
ENJOY each breath!
before I go… here is one opinion that you might have to agree with although not like:
~HOPE was not collared nor had ear tags
~IF the hunter shot her, it is hunt season and that is what hunters do; they hunt and kill
~Lynn Rogers has indicated that the hunter and he are on good terms, but the hunter has not returned his call/email regarding HOPE
~ Lynn knows folks at the DNR, it should not take this long for confirmation
~ Lily Fans who have been around since the beginning are smart enough when not in shock and grief to know that they are not hearing all the facts
~ Death threats? Are you kidding me.. folks getting death threats from middle aged women who live in nice homes with grandkids are making death threats and wishing others would die of cancer? what is WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
~ We would have never have known such remarkable animals had it not been for a live den cam, so we have been blessed by the experience although it came with a high tag and cost of caring
~ Blessings to those who are struggling with all of this pain
~ Bear SPIRIT is strong and powerful
there you go…
there is a blog from a dear friend of mine that is worth the read; worth the investment of subscribing and definately worth getting involved in somehow and some way!
It involves just caring
about others; perhaps shipping a box of winter clothes or sending up a prayer
and letting others know
It is powerful…
I am continually amazed
and not always in a good way I have decided
I am surrounded by some POWERFUL WARRIORS HERE
on this page
in the next place
I am continually honored!
I thank you all!!!
The fire is burning brightly with prayers going up… for all who enter here and for those who are watching from not so far away
Walk In Beauty,
“congrats to cuzzie Angie who just landed a fantastic NEW job up there in Pulaski County, Best of all things to you Warrior”!!!”