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🌿🌱 Erica πŸƒπŸŒ³

Woods dweller in Texas married to the wise & wonderful @wetlandjeff. Plant-based runner on a run streak - at least 1 mile everyday since 11/27/14.πŸƒ

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100% of proceeds from the sale of these compassion and humanity notebooks (excluding shipping fees) will go to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), a nonprofit organization that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees. _____ #compassion #humanity #handcarved #carved #linocut #blockprint #print #moleskine #writergifts #endfamilyseparation #immigration #raices #toimmigrantswithlove
UPDATE: SOLD! 100% of proceeds from the sale of this one-of-a-kind notebook (excluding shipping fees) will go to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), a nonprofit organization that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to under-served immigrant children, families, and refugees. Learn more about RAICES at @raicestexas. _____ Each White Milkweed Moleskine Notebook features an original handcarved, hand printed, hand colored print of a milkweed based on a lone milkweed that grows in our woods. This would be the perfect notebook for any gardener!Β  And you can feel good knowing you'll be supporting an organization that is helping those in dire need! _____ #handcarved #carved #linocut #blockprint #print #handcolored #milkweed #etsy #outdoorslovers #naturelovers #wildflower #nativeflora #raices #toimmigrantswithlove #immigration #endfamilyseparation #closethecamps
I am struggling to figure out ways to help children being brutalized by this administration. I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling this way. For now, I've decided to offer a digital download of my Choose Humanity print, with 100% of the money from the sales going to @raicestexas , a non-profit organization that provide legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees. The download is only $5, and you are welcome to make copies after purchase to spread across your community. Follow the link in my profile to get your download! _____ #choosehumanity #trumpcamps #bordercrisis #immigration #seekingasylumislegal #donation #migrantchildren #raices #keepfamiliestogether #illustration #print #Download #creategood #bethegood
Greta reads over her lab results and isn't very happy. We were at the vet until 11 PM last night - thank goodness for vets that stay open so late! Poor pup has hypothyroidism and her liver function is off. Both are treatable, thankfully, and she should be feeling much better soon. Some of her other numbers were a little off as well, so the vet is going to check her out again in a couple of weeks before we make any other decisions about what's going on with her. Now I have to learn how to give a dog a pill with no food.πŸ€” Fortunately, she's a pretty compliant dog so I think it won't be too bad. _____ #gretathetiny #dogsofinstagram #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #littlegremlin #petsofinstagram
Not the best at hiding from the prying eyes of humans who only want a photo. _____ #toad #toadsofinstagram #summerinthehollowtx #summer #naturelovers #naturegram #outdoorslovers #outdoors
"It seems only yesterday I used to believe there was nothing under my skin but light. If you cut me I could shine. But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life, I skin my knees. I bleed." ____ Excerpt from "On Turning Ten" by Billy Collins. Thinking of the children on our southern border, hurting and suffering due to the inhumane practices of our government. ____ #childhood #innocence #Americanbasketflower #Centaureaamericana #wildflower #nativeflora #summerinthehollowtx #summer #onturningten #billycollins #poetry #ourwildyard
What I read: This America: The Case for the Nation, by Jill Lepore, Professor of American History at Harvard University. In this short book detailing the history of nationalism in the US and the forms it has taken, Lepore argues for a new Americanism devoted to "equality and liberty, tolerance and inquiry, justice and fairness, along with a commitment to national prosperity inseparable from an unwavering dedication to a sustainable environment the world over....Looking both backward and forward, it would know that right wrongs no man." She goes on to advise that if we do not examine our own past, honestly, the good and the bad, other people will. "They'll declare America a carnage. They'll call immigrants 'animals' and other countries 'shitholes.' They call themselves 'nationalists.' They'll say they can make America great again. Their history will be a fiction. They will say that they alone love this country. They will be wrong." _____ That line -"Their history will be a fiction." - sticks with me as we witness false narratives on a daily basis about what makes this country great. I've recently learned more about my own ancestry and discovered that I have ancestors who emigrated to America from Germany seeking asylum in the late 1600s. Even before this knowledge of how immigration and the seeking of asylum has directly affected me, I knew that protecting those seeking asylum is part of our American heritage and ideals. It is why I am here, and it may also be why you are here if you are also an American. I didn't have to learn my own family history to know this. I already knew that what makes this country great is its people, people from all parts of the world, a country that welcomes those who have seen our beacon in the darkness and who wish to be a part of this great experiment. It is us. ____ #igbooks #bookstagram #igreads #shelfie #thisamerica #history #nonfiction #subtleactsbooks
Even the hop-like involucres of the American hophornbeams (Ostrya virginiana) cannot escape the mosquitoes. _____ #hophornbeam #Ostryavirginiana #spring #springinthehollowtx #mosquito #awalkinourwoods #lifeinthewoods #outdoorslovers #naturelovers #teampixel #pixel2 #igcountryside #texas
The closest mountains are hours away, but for a moment we could pretend that the clouds had created some just off on the horizon. _____ #cloudporn #cloudmountain #horizon #windshieldview #igcountryside #texas #stormclouds
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and righting, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense." ____ ~Rumi ____ #igcountryside #texas #pasture #outdoorslovers #opensky
Some of my favorite windshield views of an east Texas country road I've been traveling down since 1994. _____ #igcountryside #texas #naturegram #naturephotography #spring #windshieldview #countryroad #rurallife
Day 1662 of the #runstreak . We waited until nearly 8PM to run for the temperature to go down. It had "cooled" down to 87Β°F by then. We carried our fly swatter with us and killed one of the two huge biting flies chasing us. Some days we kill four or five. If you want to get your heart rate up while running, have one of these vicious flies try to take a chunk of flesh while you desperately try to swat it down! We thought we had escaped them once we were back in the house, but one snuck inside (for the second day in a row!) and had to be chased down. This is the glamorous life of runners living in the countryside! ______ #runnersofinstagram #runeveryday #everydayapr #runoutside #sunset #sunbeam #spring #springinthehollowtx #outdoorslovers #naturelovers
Otis turns 6 years old in a couple of days and so of course I have to look at photos from his days as a kitten! As you'll see in his kitten photos, he was born with the cutest pointy ears that reminded us of a bat. We decided to name him Otis because of those ears. One of the genus names for certain bat species is Myotis. And so, to honor those adorable kitten ears, we named him Otis. Like most cats I know, he has selective hearing, responding only when he wants to even though we know he hears us. πŸ˜‚ I never imagined I'd have a cat that would go on walks with me in our woods, but I am so glad to have him come along! Here's to 6 years of Otis! ______ #otisthebrave #otisthebravefanclub #catsofinstagram #dailyfluff #weeklyfluff #meow #petsofinstagram #awalkinourwoods
This is the kind of gift wrap and card you might expect from someone who carves blockprints and plans poorly for gift giving. ______ #easternredbat #Lasiurusborealis #blockprint #giftwrap #naturelovers #batsofinstagram #handcarved #carved #linocut #blockprint #print
A tersa sphinx moth (Xylophanes tersa) found resting this cooler than normal morning before the air warmed. _____ #tersasphinxmoth #xylophanestersa #insectsofinstagram #moth #naturelovers #naturegram
The chanterelle in our woods are safe from our foraging. Neither one of us are fond of eating mushrooms, but we do love when these beauties emerge. _____ #chanterelles #mushroom #fungus #awalkinourwoods #lifeinthewoods #outdoorslovers #naturelovers #teampixel #pixel2 #igcountryside #texas #naturegram #naturephotography #outdoors #alongourtrail
Look who has awakened! The American basketflowers (Centaurea americana) in our wild yard are such beauties! Before they pop open, you'd never guess there was so much inside. _____ #ourwildyard #Americanbasketflower #Centaureaamericana #wildflower #nativeflora #naturelovers #naturegram #outdoorslovers #outdoors #igcountryside #texas #naturephotography
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