I saw this bird's nest in a shrub alongside the sidewalk on my walk the other morning. I had gone out looking for fake tea lights; I've got a surprise in mind. The nest was empty; the birds who haven't left town now that the snow is flying are huddled inside conifers for protection from the wind. The bird that made this nest was quite the artist as well as practical. The puffs of dog fur and batting that it wove into its nest look quite comfy and warm.
Dog in the snow, photo by Johanna
The photo of the dog is not taken by me; it's just a dog galloping through the snow somewhere around Thunder Bay. It's a sweetheart of a photo that has captured that wonderful sense of pure joy simply for being alive on a snowy day! Dog medicine is simple: have dog, joy enters your heart. A dog's spirit is unbreakable; dog medicine teaches us faithfulness and unbounded love.
Buck near the creek, photo by Rod and Roger Pollard
And this photo is simply majestic. It reminds me of the majesty of charismatic animals. Deer medicine tells us to be gentle with ourselves and others. Deer appears on our path to take us back to old teachings. Deer are extremely acute to subtle movements and changes. Deer medicine comes to tell us to listen carefully for that which is not spoken.