Heeello!! I am back, hopefully for good! If you’ve visited FLC within the past few weeks, you may have noticed some issues, but those are all gone now and I’m thinking things will be much more stable around here from now on. Because of all of the technical problems, I didn’t even get a chance to celebrate a year of Four Leaf Clover with all of you. It all began in December last year and it definitely has been a better year than before. FLC and all of you have had a huge part in making that happen. I’m sure 2012 will continue on this amazing path. I sure hope it will be for you as well. Thank you for visiting, sticking around, and I’ll see you in 2012. Happy New Year!!
I realized that it’s been a while since I shared a few adorable and/or interesting animal videos so here are a few I’ve watched and wanted more of the world to see:
The first is of the happiest cow I’ve ever seen. I’m envious of him as I’d love to be doing the exact same thing. Where is my snow!? (Found via Greenderella on Facebook)
This second video made me sad and happy all at once. It’s always amazing to hear about rescue stories, especially when it comes to something as horrible and traumatic as vivisection laboratories. (Found via Ecorazzi)
Have you ever seen an elephant… paint? If not, you’ve got to see this! Words cannot describe how much awe I had the first time I watched this. It’s unbelievable.
This video keeps coming back to me even though I watched it many, many months ago. The fact that these are wild cheetahs and she is able to get so close to them is really something. (Found via Huffington Post)
When I first got here, I’d see this view from my window on most evenings. I’ve not seen it in ages as the weather has gotten colder and filled with clouds. At the moment, it’s hard to believe that this place had sunsets like this and is near sandy beaches.
This quote from an unknown source reminds me of Albert Einstein’s “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I’ve even tested this with blog posts and noticed that the ones which are completely new and different from others usually get the most attention.
If something isn’t working out, no matter how persistent you are, perhaps it’s time to take a different approach. Try something new and different, even if only to experiment, and I hope you’ll be surprised by the results. Have a glorious weekend!
I know I’ve mentioned the Amazon rainforest on here multiple times, but to say it is important to our world is an understatement. “The Amazon is the world’s largest tract of tropical rainforest, containing the Earth’s greatest biological reservoir – around 30 percent of all terrestrial species are found there.” (Source: BBC) And that’s not even the half of it. You can find out more reasons as to why the Amazon rainforest is so important by clicking the BBC link or visiting WWF.
This time the Amazon is under threat of a new Forest Code. “The new Forest Code being proposed severely weakens protections for the Amazon rainforest and opens up vast areas to destruction, which would contribute to accelerating climate change.” Please sign the Greenpeace petition by clicking on the photo above or here and ask President Dilma Rousseff to protect the Amazon rainforest by vetoing this new Forest Code. Thank you!
(Original images from Greenpeace UK)
I found out about Lover Lover back in May thanks to Black Eiffel. I’ve yet to get tired of their song Freebirds (posted below). Lover Lover consists of London friends Eleanor Bodenham, Martin Craft (M. Craft), and producer Nick Littlemore.
Freebirds is one of those songs that I can’t get enough of. It feels too short and so I end up pressing the repeat button again and again. I always want to bust out in song, but unfortunately I’m usually on the bus when I get the urge to listen to this song and I’m not sure the others on the bus would be as enthusiastic as me. It’s a sad song that bursts with passion.
Just today when writing this post I discovered two more ear-pleasing songs of theirs on Myspace: All Through the Night and The Fire
The black and white video for Freebirds looks like a scene from a movie and is unlike any music video I’ve seen. To this day, I’m still trying to figure out why exactly this is what they chose to portray their first single, but I’m not complaining.