October 25, 2016

50 FAVORITE PHOTOS (a stroll down this vegan's memory lane)

My friend and vegan-since-birth; Soul (at age 3) with flower friends. 
Angel Flinn with Poof the Magic Rabbit; both emanating gentleness. 
My hand-lettered plaque for the "Kisses Memorial Garden". 
Mountaintop meadows where we lived for more than 2 decades (in summer/autumn) at 8,000 ft.
A most gentle woman; Summer, and the most gentle dog; Valiant, share a moment of LOVE. 
My tribute to Kisses; a very alive vegan-organic garden.
Playing "stickie" with Kisses was the ultimate in FUN...even Baby Soul thought so! 
A row of sunshiny friends greet you as you enter The Kisses Garden (this year; it changes).
Beautiful (vegan for 14 of her 15 years) watching a sunset in Hawaii.
A deer friend (Braveheart); with a dear friend. This is a wild animal; not so wild right?
Our daily ritual where we climbed a mountain to commune with the sun at 8,000 elevation. 
Kisses and I had a very strong love relationship. She lived with no leash or collar and beside me.
Young people feel that I respect them and we can easily share honesty and being real. 
Soul (age 6) jumping into the 'Seren-dip-in-me' natural pool; a serendipity in my life.
Light and Sun; founders of Gentle World; some of the longest-living vegans on Earth. 
Cozy, Butterflies, and Mighty - sometimes we live as a pack; a threesome....just us 3 and happy. 
The bookends defining cute. They were together dropped off at Gentle World. Lucky us!
Butterflies in The Kisses Garden with Eden and Soul (vegan kids) eating peas! 
The Monarchs and bees just adore the vividly bright Zinnia's ... okay I admit it, so do I! 
My little Mighty man friend. I've known him since he was a puppy. Okay...he's not mine....
A forest ground squirrel eats cantaloupe seeds on our mountaintop that we called Mount Olympus. 
Thousands showed up for the South Florida VeganFest I organized in 2016. My hand-lettered signs.
Carrot-Cashew Pate (my recipe) was the most popular hit at our restaurant on Maui; The Vegan.
One year I saw many butterflies mating...Monarch butterfly porn shot. 
I am hand-feeding a (free-living) forest ground squirrel where we lived alongside forest animals.
I plant flowers bees love and then leave them bee.... in ecstasy, pollinating, living, and not stinging. 
Valiant; Gentle World Hawaii's rescued dog friend. So gentle. His ear clips speak of his prior abuse.
Living with Aspen groves and purple lupine fields; summering in a U.S. national forest. 
My close vegan friend Soul (age 6) enjoying his daily play time in the natural pool at my spot.
Butterflies Katz "author photo" for a poetry and photo book I once published. Big Island, HI.
I love connecting barefoot with the earth waking on the paths through my veganic garden.
Golden lights up - as we should - when we are blessed with the presence of a forest deer. 
Sunflowers and corn and blue skies above invite you into the Kisses Garden. 
Having a garden without a fence in northern New Zealand is a real accomplishment and creation. 
A face not only a mother could love...my sweet friend Soul eating peas in my garden. 
The light making beauty even more beautiful. 
Butterflies speaking at the Coral Springs library; Event entitled "It's Easy to be Vegan".
A caterpillar reminds me of the essence of my chosen name (Butterflies) - transformation. 
My favorite flower; Cosmos in the sun's spotlight. 
I once had a relationship with an injured Monarch butterfly who depended on me for his/her life.
Speaking up for the animals as always, at a Tamarac Community Center event. 

Baba (lived to age 17) with Golden. Another vegan-eating dog rescued friend.

Summer and Beautiful; A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words.

A Monarch butterfly takes her first flight from my hand. 

Peaceful Vegan-Since-Birth Soul at age 3.

A special and gentle friend: Magic - hugging a Sequoia. 

Butterflies hand feeding a deer. We protected them from hunters.

A fawn who showed up at my camp-sight in the mornings - and the mother trusted me!

Paw and hand intertwine; paw of Baba and hand of mine. 

Butterflies; age 59, 38 years vegan holding the book she published.

A Monarch is starting to emerge from the chrysalis in the 'Gardens of Tranquility'.