Crystalline Rainbow

Journey to London, Ontario and Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada
August 16-18, 2019

London.Ontario.Canada

Friday, 16 August, 2019
Tzolkin KIN 35 – Men, Blue Solar Eagle – keywords: creation, vision, Divine Mind
Tone 9: To realise the pulsation of the intention.

Meredith was so kind to bring us from Go Home Lake cottage to Toronto Airport where we were going to pick up the rental car. Arriving at the rental company there where many misunderstandings due to that my daughter’s name was placed on the Blacklist. Unfortunate for her this took more than an hour to sort this mistake out. At the end we finally were offered the rented car.

We than drove to London, Ontario in about 2,5 hours due to also traffic yam due to construction work and the busy time of day that people come home from work. Brother Ben and Dixie were very worried because we should have arrived at 3 p.m. which by now was 6 p.m. We exchanged hugs and had a drink before we were off to a Turkish Restaurant for dinner. Such a good meal was served there. Thanks to Ben and Dixie for such a great meal together.

We than drove back to Ben and Dixie’s home to watch a soccer match and have some lovely cake to go along with it. Seeing that their driveway was being paved we walked to the back of the house. Dixie and grandson Diego saw a Skunk in the backyard. (See hereunder for more information).Always in for a treat and the suspense of sports. After this we went to our Airbnb apartment in London to have a good sleep.

Skunks are North and South American mammals in the family Mephitidae. While related to polecats and other members of the weasel family, skunks have as their closest Old World relatives the stink badgers. The animals are known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant smell. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown, cream or ginger colored, but all have warning coloration.

Physical description
Skunk species vary in size from about 15.6 to 37 in (40 to 94 cm) long and in weight from about 1.1 lb (0.50 kg) (spotted skunks) to 18 lb (8.2 kg) (hog-nosed skunks). They have moderately elongated bodies with relatively short, well-muscled legs and long front claws for digging.
Although the most common fur color is black and white, some skunks are brown or grey and a few are cream-colored. All skunks are striped, even from birth. They may have a single thick stripe across back and tail, two thinner stripes, or a series of white spots and broken stripes (in the case of the spotted skunk). Some also have stripes on their legs.

Diet
Skunks are omnivorous, eating both plant and animal material and changing their diets as the seasons change. They eat insects, larvae, earthworms, grubs, rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles, and eggs. They also commonly eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi and nuts. They are fond of fruit and vegetables, such as peaches, plums, and corn. They will also eat salty snacks like jalapeño Chee-tos and pretzels.
In settled areas, skunks also seek garbage left by humans. Less often, skunks may be found acting as scavengers, eating bird and rodent carcasses left by cats or other animals. Pet owners, particularly those of cats, may experience a skunk finding its way into a garage or basement where pet food is kept. Skunks commonly dig holes in lawns in search of grubs and worms.
Skunks are one of the primary predators of the honeybee, relying on their thick fur to protect them from stings. The skunk scratches at the front of the beehive and eats the guard bees that come out to investigate. Mother skunks are known to teach this behavior to their young. In addition, in California, skunks dig up yellow-jacket (small hornet) nests in summer, after the compacted soil under oak trees dries out and cracks open, which allows the yellow-jackets to build their nests underground.[citation needed]

Behavior
Skunks are crepuscular and solitary animals when not breeding, though in the colder parts of their range, they may gather in communal dens for warmth. During the day they shelter in burrows, which they can dig with their powerful front claws. Males and females occupy overlapping home ranges through the greater part of the year, typically 2 to 4 km2 (0.77 to 1.54 square mi) for females and up to 20 km2 (7.7 square mi) for males.
Skunks are not true hibernators in the winter, but do den up for extended periods of time. However, they remain generally inactive and feed rarely, going through a dormant stage. Over winter, multiple females (as many as 12) huddle together; males often den alone. Often, the same winter den is repeatedly used.
Although they have excellent senses of smell and hearing, they have poor vision, being unable to see objects more than about 3 m (10 ft) away, making them vulnerable to death by road traffic. They are short-lived; their lifespan in the wild can reach seven years, with most living only up to a year. In captivity, they may live for up to 10 years.
Anal scent glands
Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) in defensive posture with erect and puffed tail, indicating that it may be about to spray.
Skunks are notorious for their anal scent glands, which they can use as a defensive weapon. They are similar to, though much more developed than, the glands found in species of the family Mustelidae. Skunks have two glands, one on each side of the anus. These glands produce the skunk’s spray, which is a mixture of sulfur-containing chemicals such as thiols (traditionally called mercaptans), which have an offensive odor. A skunk’s spray is powerful enough to ward off bears and other potential attackers.[12] Muscles located next to the scent glands allow them to spray with a high degree of accuracy, as far as 3 m (10 ft). The smell aside, the spray can cause irritation and even temporary blindness, and is sufficiently powerful to be detected by a human nose up to 5.6 km (3.5 miles) downwind.
[citation needed] Their chemical defense is effective, as illustrated by this extract from Charles Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle:
“We saw also a couple of Zorrillos, or skunks—odious animals, which are far from uncommon. In general appearance, the Zorrillo resembles a polecat, but it is rather larger and much thicker in proportion. Conscious of its power, it roams by day about the open plain, and fears neither dog nor man. If a dog is urged to the attack, its courage is instantly checked by a few drops of the fetid oil, which brings on violent sickness and running at the nose. Whatever is once polluted by it, is for ever useless. Azara says the smell can be perceived at a league distant; more than once, when entering the harbour of Monte Video, the wind being off shore, we have perceived the odour on board the Beagle. Certain it is, that every animal most willingly makes room for the Zorrillo.”
Skunks are reluctant to use this weapon, as they carry just enough of the chemical for five or six uses – about 15 cc – and require some ten days to produce another supply. Their bold black and white coloration makes their appearance memorable. It is to a skunk’s advantage to warn possible predators off without expending scent: black and white aposematic warning coloration aside, threatened skunks will go through an elaborate routine of hisses, foot-stamping, and tail-high deimatic or threat postures before resorting to spraying. Skunks usually do not spray other skunks, except among males in the mating season.
If they fight over den space in autumn, they do so with teeth and claws.[citation needed]
“Most predators of the Americas, such as wolves, foxes and badgers, seldom attack skunks, presumably out of fear of being sprayed. The exceptions are reckless predators whose attacks fail once they are sprayed, dogs, and the great horned owl, which is the skunk’s only regular predator. In one case, the remains of 57 striped skunks were found in a single owl nest.”
Skunks are common in suburban areas. Frequent encounters with dogs and other domestic animals, and the release of the odor when a skunk is run over, have led to many myths about the removal of skunk odor. Due to the chemical composition of the spray, most of these household remedies are ineffective.[18] The Humane Society of the United States recommends treating dogs using a mixture of dilute hydrogen peroxide (3%), baking soda, and dishwashing liquid.[19]
Skunk spray is composed mainly of three low-molecular-weight thiol compounds, (E)-2-butene-1-thiol, 3-methyl-1-butanethiol, and 2-quinolinemethanethiol, as well as acetate thioesters of these. These compounds are detectable by the human nose at concentrations of only 10 parts per billion.

Bites
It is rare for a healthy skunk to bite a human. While a tame skunk with its scent glands removed may defend itself by biting, there are few recorded incidents. The most prevalent cause of skunks biting humans is the rabies virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recorded 1,494 cases of rabies in skunks in the United States for the year 2006—about 21.5% of reported cases in all species.[28] Skunks trail raccoons as vectors of rabies, although this varies regionally in the United States; raccoons dominate along the Atlantic coast and eastern Gulf of Mexico, skunks throughout the Midwest and down to the western Gulf, and in California.
Reference: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Skunk

Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Celebration of Love (Jenn and Matt)
Tzolkin KIN 36 – Cib, Yellow Planetary Warrior – keywords: questions, intelligence, fearlessness, guidance
Tone 10: to produce perfection and manifestation
Planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Asteroid Belt

Jenn and Matt's Wedding.Aug.17.2019

We started off the morning by having a good breakfast. The Celebration of Love started off at 11:30 in the morning at Goodlife Fitness with a fitness class of Power Steps (given by a colleague of Jenn), Body Pump, Hot Yoga (given by Jenn herself) and Matt joined in the class. Many family members and friends of Jenn and Matt joined in. A great way to be in the flow of this day. Thanks so much for this opportunity to see part of Jenn’s life in motion. She is also a professor at Fanshaw College and Matt works at a disability center with children and adults.

The reception, dinner and dance was at Four Points by Sheraton London, Ontario in the Bristol Room was from 17:00 until 23:59.

Journey to London, Ontario and Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada
August 16-18, 2019

Friday, 16 August, 2019
Tzolkin KIN 35 – Men, Blue Solar Eagle – keywords: creation, vision, Divine Mind
Tone 9: To realise the pulsation of the intention.

Meredith was so kind to bring us from Go Home Lake cottage to Toronto Airport where we were going to pick up the rental car. Arriving at the rental company there where many misunderstandings due to that my daughter’s name was placed on the Blacklist. Unfortunate for her this took more than an hour to sort this mistake out. At the end we finally were offered the rented car.

We than drove to London, Ontario in about 2,5 hours due to also traffic yam due to construction work and the busy time of day that people come home from work. Brother Ben and Dixie were very worried because we should have arrived at 3 p.m. which by now was 6 p.m. We exchanged hugs and had a drink before we were off to a Turkish Restaurant for dinner. Such a good meal was served there. Thanks to Ben and Dixie for such a great meal together.

We than drove back to Ben and Dixie’s home to watch a soccer match and have some lovely cake to go along with it. Always in for a treat and the suspense of sports. After this we went to our Airbnb apartment in London to have a good sleep.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Celebration of Love (Jenn and Matt)
Tzolkin KIN 36 – Cib, Yellow Planetary Warrior – keywords: questions, intelligence, fearlessness, guidance
Tone 10: to produce perfection and manifestation
Planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Asteroid Belt


We started off the morning by having a good breakfast. The Celebration of Love started off at 11:30 in the morning at Goodlife Fitness with a fitness class of Power Steps (given by a colleague of Jenn), Body Pump, Hot Yoga (given by Jenn herself) and Matt joined in the class. Many family members and friends of Jenn and Matt joined in. A great way to be in the flow of this day. Thanks so much for this opportunity to see part of Jenn’s life in motion. She is also a professor at Fanshaw College and Matt works at a disability center with children and adults.

The reception, dinner and dance was at Four Points by Sheraton London, Ontario.

This was a lovely open space to meet more family such as Jason, Crystal and Sam Harren. Later on at the reception we met Pauline, Sharrie and Carrie Harren – nieces plus there partners who I had not seen in 30 years. It touched my heart dearly to meet and greet everyone there.

Jenn had made a presentation of photographs of herself and Matt during the years which was shown during the reception. Such memories were shared of joy, awe and laughter with everyone. Such a gift to see how this evolution had taken place to where we were at that Present moment.

Brother Ben and Dixie Harren.at the wedding.look to share a joke or two
Ben and Dixie joking around at the dinner table.

We had a lovely dinner at the table with Ben & Dixie, Trevor & Maggie, Jessica, Diego and myself. All the dishes were super and to everyone’s liking.

Jenn and Matt's Wedding.Aug.17.2019

Jenn & Matt presented their wedding vows that were taken in July in the mountains of Switzerland. They had a 2,5 week walking/hiking honeymoon in Austria, France and Switzerland. How lovely to truly navigate your wedding in such a way that is suited to the calling of these two souls. Last week they married officially at the City Hall. Compliments for both of you!

Than Trevor, Master of Ceremony, opened the official section by giving the word to Matt’s best friend who spoke of his qualities and there adventures together. He had also attributes that came along with it such as a whistle and compass etc.

Jenn’s best supportive girlfriend spoke some strong and caring words to them.
After this followed a endearing speech from brother Ben for his daughter. Jeanette Rutherford, Matt’s mother spoke to them in memories of Matt’s Dad and all the great attributes of this couple. Finally Trevor spoke of his sister Jenn and what they shared together along with the meeting of Matt and how they shared good times together. Was very touched by all this and a few tears came forward how Love can be shared so deeply and freely.

Dancing is a great form of communication and Jenn showed this to Matt and all in her movements. In return Matt certainly surprised everyone with his communicative moves to Jenn and All.

Jenn.Matt.wedding celebration of Love

After this the official dance with the parents took place. For us it had a great significance that brother Ben danced with his daughter Jenn on this evening since about 2 months before this he was very ill and pulled himself out of this.

Jenn.Matt.wedding celebration of Love.3

The rest of the evening was filled with dancing and laughter. We are known in our family for dancing together and this certainly happened that evening. Also enjoyed intensely to see grandson dancing along as well.

We returned to our Airbnb and had a shower plus a good night sleep.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Port Lambton and Port Stanley
Tzolkin KIN 37 – Red Spectral Earth – keys: evolution, navigation, synchronicity
Tone 11: release, integrate, liberate
Planets: Uranus, Earth, Jupiter

We had a good breakfast together at the Airbnb apartment and grandson decided he would rather stay there and not travel with us this morning. Daughter and I went to Port Lambton to visit my youngest brother who has Parkinson. He was not feeling very well so first we call him but no one answered the phone. When I arrived at his place he came to the door and said hi. At that moment he was unable to spend time with me so I left again to drive back with daughter to London, Ontario.

In the afternoon we were planning to go to a baseball game of Jenn and Matt but it unfortunately was cancelled. However we decided to go to the beach at Port Stanley and have a swim. Many waves and beach volleyball going on there. We all enjoyed ourselves until it started to rain. Jenn and Matt invited us to a special fish dinner. Certainly yummy. After this we drove back to London, Ontario but as tradition goes in our family we stopped for a great ice cream. In the evening we dropped by at Ben and Dixie’s to say our good byes and watch another soccer match that Ben had recorded for all of us. We had some great snacks to come along with it as well.

Deep in gratitude for having this opportunity to visit the family in such a endearing meeting and greeting.

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