About the photography
Ginger, Sondra's 20 year-old Tortoise-shell cat is the unofficial mascot of "A garden whispers." She was spotted sniffing a Wine N' Roses Weigela Bush by Sondra and so Ginger got her photo snapped. Her activities include following Sondra around as she shoots photographs or to find a hidden spot among the flowers to take an afternoon nap. Photo and animation by Sondra Lacharite-Tarbox.
....For there to be a growing interest among people to raise gardens and participate in environmental issues, so that Mother Earth and its people will no longer be harmed by poisonous chemicals and our beautiful wilderness and land will be safely preserved for future generations.
Proud supporter of a green environment
This site is dedicated to the Indigenous American Natives, the first environmentalist in the America and also part of my ancestry, the Inuit Nation.
A special thanks to Brad, Dale, Kathy, Jamie, Joanne, Lori, Leslie, Martha, Mary M., Mike, Nancy, Richard, Pat C., Pat V., Shelley, Tammy, Terri and all the members of a garden whispers gardening group for their support and friendship.
Native Americans - Our first environmentalists
Chief Seattle, (Si'ahl) - (1780 -1886) "Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is your mother. What befalls the earth, befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know, the earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that units us all. Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. One thing we know: our God is also your God. The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt it's creator."
Mourning Dove, (Salish) - (1886-1936) "Everything on this earth has a purpose, every disease, a herb to cure it and every person---a mission. That is the Indian theory of existence."