Wolf Maidens Greeting

I am a young woman, whom lives, treks, dances and sings with pure wolves. Due to where I live not only do I have the opportunity to have viewed, studied, and experienced living, surrounded by wild born wolves, right on my own land even! But I have also forged a friendship with some captive born pure wolves at my licensed wolf outreach and eco education center in Northern Canada. They have been but one teacher in my life, and I have humbly grown over time with them. It consists of various journeys with various wildlife, and pure wolves as they be, and all their glory. Nothing is ever as great as viewing the wild in the wild, such moments never fail to bring me to my knees in awe, wonder and humble honor. To meet another sentient being on their own hallowed grounds where they belong, brings tears to my eyes. I have an undying love affair and romance with the greatest show on earth...LIFE! and wish to say Namaste' to all fellow earth aliens :0) I hope you feel most welcome here and come back to visit from time to time, perhaps leave your own thoughts and mark to remember you by. It seems that so many are in a hurry these days, and don't just sit back enough and simply BE, I provide a lot of music choices here (Just scroll through them if yee like ) I hope you enjoy your stay no matter how long. I LOVE to meet people and hear their own story. I do feel with my every being, that every morning the sun rises to refresh our souls, and every sunset is honored as a gift, for we are not granted a tomorrow. I have the now to share, and hope you catch the same wild disease. Remember in the words of Dr. Seuss Be who you are, say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter, and those who matter don't mind.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Unhindered

A Couple weeks ago, Judy Wood a photographer/artist came out with her grandson Mark, to visit. That visit taught me something, and without going into detail simply reinforced my belief yet again, on just how undog like wolves can be, and how different each individual wolf can act and be from person to person they meet. I am glad I started off with some very hard wolf temperaments in the beginning, to show me that as good as legend is, I have seen a lot of the opposite, and dealt with and seen truly wild acting sides to these wild, yet in captivity, tamed beasts. Had I started off with a legend, I could have been lulled into a false sense of just what a wolf is, and not seen early on their full capabilities and potential in the extreme. And the extremes make no mistake, I have dealt with in personalities with wolves. At any rate, Mark did get some special moments with legend and eco, and Judy got some great pictures, including surprising me with some she snapped of me and my dear friend Northern Lights Legend. Yes he likes to sit on my lap, or try to the big suck! If I lay down on the ground he will try and lay on top of me like a blanket, well I am only 5'1 just a little girl, needless to say I have to try and convince legend he is just not a blankie! But he doesn't yet believe me. ;0)

Sky and Legend
I think Mark has enough to do a pretty good report in class now on wolves, He has a wolf paw casting I gave him, as well as some shed fur from last years shed of legend, and he took some video footage while out here. I know his grandma got some great pics of him. The shed fur is interesting to show to people. I get asked a lot about the arctic wolves white fur. Their fur at the very root base stays grey (arctic wolves are born fairly dark/greyish and phase out to the final white they are famously known for) but when it sheds out you can still see the grey downy undercoat mixed in with some white hair shafts/guard hairs, that original grey coloration stays with them all their lives. Wolves hair shafts are hollow, this aids in better insulative properties, but an arctic wolf's fur, the hair shafts have even more air pockets than pigmented hair shafts do, this helps to keep them even warmer in those frigid arctic temps. And they need all the extra help they can, living such a hard life in the wild.

sky. mark eco and legend copyright Judy Wood

15 comments:

Stacey Huston said...

Hello beautiful girl. I am so glad that Judy captured a moment or two with you and this fantastic wolf. You are one beautiful girl. Inside and out. The little boy looks a bit terrified, but then again I can understand when the wolves out weigh him by as much as they do. hehe.. thanks for sharing a little of your journey with us. Until next time..Stacey (white otter)

Stacey Huston said...

Hello beautiful sky, wow girl you are a knockout!! The two of you together are a sight to behold. Great info on the wolves today, they are and always will be wild creatures in their souls. We all have experiences with exceptions to the rules, I tried to post earlier, but it didn't seem to go through, so if you get this twice I appologize. The little boy looks terrified, but he is experiencing something that he may not be able to fully appreciate until he is older.. such a beautiful connection. Thanks for sharing

sky said...

Namaste' Stace, funny how photos can tell or not tell a picture, cause this little boy is one of the most calm, relaxed unfraid child I have ever met besides mandy. So NOPE not scared at all
:0)

sky

Bob Johnson said...

Too cool, love this site, love the info on Wolves and the pics of you guys beside them is amazing!

RainforestRobin said...

Beautiful Sky. The wolves look sooooo sensitive and aware. That first photo of you and Legend is absolutely stunning, the face and posture moves me deeply.

The first photos of Mark and the wolves is priceless. The way his head is tipped down toward them and their heads strained toward his hand is very touching.

Thank you and hope all is well is your world.

Michelle said...

Beautiful beautiful photos. They show a side of these beautiful creatures we don't often get to see.

A's Journey said...

Nemaste!
Wonderful site, and your pictures are stunning!
"Legend" is bigger than I thought, he is huge!!

I see. No wonder why they can survive in such frozen environments. Good luck with the teaching!

Sandpiper said...

Wow!! GORGEOUS!! What beautiful and precious pictures these are. This is a moment that little boy will never forget. I love the first picture of you with Legend. It's very special.

Mike "Hawk" Huston said...

wow, great pictures and love the music.. you are truly one with the natural world and the pics of you with Legend show how much you are respected by those who are the guardians of that realm,your friends the wolf..In the Lakota language we would call you sunkmanitu tanka winyan..(wolf woman) you bring honor and integrity to the world through your site .. thanks Hawk

Stacey Huston said...

Hey Great music,! Glad it worked for you. I see above that both posts went through.. OOPS I was having a bad day commenting. pc kept seizing up and I was never sure if they were going through or not.. Have a wonderful week.. Catch you later ( white otter)

Scott said...

Sky! I am just getting caught up on my reading after returning home. This is another fantastic post, and I'm sure that Mark's experiences with the wolves are one he will never forget! The first pictures of you and Legend really puts into perspective how large he is. Simply Magnificent!

Gale Rainwater said...

Wow Sky, Legend is so big next to you!! You look beautiful as always.
Gale

Great post.

g-man said...

hey, i LOVE wolves, but i've never actually seen one before...i'm bookmarking your blog :)

The Fearless Blog said...

This is a great post. What you are doing with your life is great and Judy's camera captured so much it for the rest of us to see. I do not tire of looking at these photos. Looking at them allows me to imagine being there...I can feel the ground and the cold air, and I smell the woods.

Your blog(you)holds a special place in my heart, so I will continue to share it.

Will said...

Wow! These are some wonderful photographs of some beautiful animals.

I don't know if I said this in another comment somewhere here, but here it is again.

One of the most humbling experiences I have ever had was while camped on a beach fishing many, (maybe 25), years ago. There was a zoo of all places next to where we were camped. The surf was low and quiet that night and a while after it got dark, we heard the most hauntingly beautiful sound. We walked a couple of blocks inland and found an enclosure with wolves in it. I don't know if they were a permanent of temporary exhibit, but they were howling at the moon or something. I am sure you hear it all the time, Sky, but for us it was really something to behold!