Just wanted to say THANK YOU so so much for all of your support! ✨ I spent the last few hours packaging up all your holiday orders and I am overwhelmed with gratitude 🙏🏼 You are all truly the best and I appreciate each and every one of you! THANK YOU!!! #featherdivine#holidayhustle
Sooo... I did a thing last weekend!
Here are a few images from the show, L'illusion du Plumage! The costumes were exquisite. The performers were extraordinary and the camaraderie lasting. It was certainly a weekend to remember!
✪ Raise the Vibe ✪ “As we ascend the ladder of frequency, more will come to us: more joy, more love, more money, more friends, more of everything beautiful. The formula that takes us there? One word – gratitude. We must look at our lives every day and count our blessings. This is the most powerful thing we can do in our lives. Focus on all the beauties in our lives rather than the hardships. In fact, learn how to look at even our hardships with gratitude, because then we will turn them into gold as well.
This is the Midas touch, it’s Possession in Great Measure. It’s the spirit of philanthropy, of gold, of the Sun, on all the riches under the Sun. The can all be ours when we learn to give of ourselves unconditionally, just like the Sun.” - Richard Rudd
A two headed vulture??? These are African White backed Vulture. In Africa, these vulture numbers are dropping dramatically due poisoning from many different types of poisons. The pesticide, misused by livestock owners and some pastoralists to poison predators like lions and hyenas that attack their livestock. When they are sprinkled on a dead cow that is then eaten by other animals, they die too. This affects not only lions and hyenas, but also jackals, vultures, Tawny Eagles, Bateleurs, and even storks! Populations of White-backed Vultures, Rüppell's Vultures, and Hooded Vultures have been so badly affected by these poisonings that they are threatened with extinction.
To make matters worse, some poachers are using pesticides to poison vultures for another reason. When a poacher kills an elephant or a rhino or any other animal illegally, they don't want the authorities to know about it. For example, if they kill an elephant to take its tusks, leaving the rest of the carcass behind, vultures will soon come to feed. If park rangers see vultures circling in the sky, they know that something has died and may investigate. To cover up their crimes, poachers lace the carcass of the animal with a pesticide. When vultures come down to feed, they get sick and die and, since dead vultures are less likely to be spotted than live ones, this terrible crime allows the poachers to escape before anyone learns what they have done.
As nature's clean-up crew, vultures and other carrion eaters often consume organisms in dead and decaying animals that are harmful to humans and the environment. In fact, around a hundred of these birds can strip a 100-pound carcass in three minutes, thereby helping to contain any spread of disease. They truly help keep us safe and the environment clean! Vultures like to be clean, too. In fact, it is important for all birds to keep their feathers neat and well-groomed. But you’ve never seen a bird with a hair brush, right? Instead, they use their beaks to clean, or preen, their feathers.
Holiday feather frenzy ➰All holiday orders are now closed, and I will be taking a brief break after Xmas. You can still place orders at this time; just know that all new orders will begin the making process/lead times in the new year.