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Sometimes I hear people described as always having had a ‘sunny disposition’; did that mean they were ignorant or uncaring? I could have a ‘sunny disposition’ all the time if I avoided any thoughts of reality. Unfortunately, I can see the negatives in even the closest and most personal elements of ‘my world’; seemingly unlike those who criticise us the most, ignoring their own failings and blaming them all on us! Now, I think I should have taken any white male privilege I had when I had the chance. But in reality, my mind keeps on being ‘greenYgrey’!

Clouds Obscuring Clear Sunny Happiness

Humanity = my species / out of control overcrowding planet
Whites = my race / mostly meat-eating environment destroyers
Britain = my country / cold, cloudy with continuous class system

Then there’s all the problems on the social/personal level, with daily tragedy dished up by the media, and people you know if you’re in large social circles.

Then there’s life, knowing we’ve got a limited amount of time, but not knowing for sure where our world came from or what’s beyond our universe.

Accepting humanity and the world are always going to be full of flaws and deteriorating in our lifetimes is a big step in freeing your mind from continuously running it uphill to try and get it over a non-existent peak… in fact you’re just helping it go faster downhill (creating more overpopulation, environmental destruction, species extinction etc).

For more misery, there’s books full on Amazon. Not that I’m completely miserable, just the usual mix!

Animal and Bird Images from Google+

It’s not only wolves that make great greenygrey images of course; lots of animals do. Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman with the middle section of the XaW Files, with lots of amazing animals in glorious greenygrey images. These are the third of five files.

Admittedly, a lot of the images mix nature with the animals to create the greenygreyness. I’m not Stephen Wolfing (Hawking to humans), and this isn’t rocket science folks: it’s just the fair ship Greenygrey sailing a sea of coffee!

Animal and Bird Images

Whatever could be left after humans, wolves and animals…
well, you’ll just have to wait and see…
but it won’t be for long, as I’ll be back in one hour and 23…

R Griffith on Google+

Ergin Kocyildirim on Google+

Steven Krohn on Google+

Jacqueline Hodsdon on Google+

Shirley Lord on Google+

Elizabeth Domingo on Google+

Elizabeth Domingo on Google+

Interesting on Google+

John Brody on Google+

Konrad Fleidl on Google+

EarthSky on Google+

Inspirational Facts


Wolf photos from Google+ Continue Start of New Book

Where there’s a wolf there’s a way, and when AWOL A. Wolfhol is away there’s a were somewhere out there.

Start of Greenygrey’s Rambles 3?

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman with the second batch of files sent into the Greenygrey world by my former head honcho at Greenygrey creation, Andy Wolfhol.

As his last shadow image postcard last weekend called himself the former aW I have decided to call these images the XaW Files.

Wolf Images from Google+

Yesterday we started off the files with the humans, because we’re weres, and already very big in the wolf world, and want to break the human market as successfully.

So, here are the greenygrey wolf images sent from aW, with the real people who posted them on Google+ cited in the captions below, when available.

Carlos Moruzzo on Google+

Adelheid Adelliam on Google+

Adelheid Adelliam on Google+

kadari habib on Google+

J.ignacio Pila


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Mirror Poem Imagines Animals from Insects

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by watching the insect world, which resembles the animal world in many ways.

Animal and Insect Comparison Poem

Worms, beetles and ants all have great qualities and can be very interesting, although it is usually from a collective intelligence built into their evolved genome.

They are anyway very valuable, as all life is precious in its own right, and they can be beneficial to humanity through the Earth we share.

Rhino near Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Rhino near Lake Naivasha, Kenya.


Wander the World, Insects and Imagination

air safari
feeling barmy
looks like a lion
resembles a rhino
acts as if an anaconda

500 feet above animals, insects underneath by five

worm at one with world
beetle a battler
ant acts all organised
returning reality
grounded humanity

Ants near Kibale forest, Uganda.
Ants near Kibale forest, Uganda.

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

HTC Advert Greenygrey Trolls – German Shepherd Howls to Wolves

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill. Without animals and the environment there would be no trolls. Without trolls, there would be less greenygrey in the new HTC advert:

German Shepherd Howls with Wolves

Without wolves, there would be no dogs. In this Wimp.com/wolfhowling link a German Shepherd dog remembers its ancestry by howling after listening intently to a wolf howling.

Wolf or Human: Witch is Werewolf Better Half?

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, nature correspondent at the Greenygrey. We werewolves often debate the Big Questions about life, such as which/witch is our better half: human or wolf.

Polar Bear Squares
Polar Bear Squares (Photo credit: gehmflor)

Polar Bear Family and Me 

Polar bear
Polar bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the merits and faults of humans and wolves are sure to Bram Stoker up a heated debate in the Greenygrey world, we are usually in universal agreement that humans are more empathetic than polar bears.

This is because we watched the Polar Bear Family and Me, and read Marc Latham’s Natural World Media article about the series.

Polar Bears and Humanity Difference 

Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with ...
Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with color correction and cropping (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the polar bear family was shown to be very loving and caring of each other, they were obviously just trying to survive, and didn’t have the time or inclination to ‘care’ about other species.

Although humans are of course more destructive to the planet and other species overall, and polar bears make friends with huskies, some humans try to protect their animal competitors; and even those animal predators who threaten humanity, which might just lift  humanity above its predator competitors.

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Happy Groundhog Day from the Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Happy Groundhog Day. North America has been celebrating Groundhog Day today, with groundhogs across the continent predicting the spring weather with their movement and whether they have a shadow or not.

Groundhog being fed a peanut
Groundhog being fed a peanut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If they have a shadow then cold weather is supposed to last another six weeks; while if it’s cloudy and they have no shadow the spring will come early.

Groundhog Day Movie and the Greenygrey 

Cover of "Groundhog Day (15th Anniversary...
Cover via Amazon

Groundhog Day was made internationally famous in 1993 when a film was released with that name. It featured a character played by Bill Murray waking to the same day every day.

Days at the Greenygrey are like a cross between the traditional Groundhog Day and the film. Here are some of the similarities:

  • Both the Greenygrey and Groundhog Day start with G.
  • Animals are central to both.
  • Although the Greenygrey world must seem glamorous to humans, it can become repetitive focusing on greenygrey every day.
  • A groundhog predicts the weather on Groundhog Day, while the Greenygrey predicts a greenygrey day every day, although acknowledging that it gets it wrong sometimes (as the groundhogs do too of course).

    Imbolc (Photo credit: wirewiping)

The groundhog day tradition is thought to have been inspired by old pagan festivals such as Imbolc. So Happy Imbolc too.


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Werewolf Meditations in Green of Rainbow Valley Oz

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, I hope you enjoyed all your nut roasts and sprouts over the holidays, and haven’t been worrying too much about Grey, Bonzo and Elle in the Rainbow Valley. Thanks to my fantastically foxy colleague Wachel Wiley-Coyote for guesting in my last planned blog, and I’m delighted to say that I’m now back on tip-top form. Moreover, as it’s the Full Moon tonight, I don’t have to do any more countdowning. It was a great moon last night, so I hope it pops through the clouds again tonight.

Full Moon HDR
Full Moon HDR (Photo credit: qwincowper)

Werewolf of Oz in the Rainbow Valley

As I was free from countdowning, the Greenygrey said I could fulfil a dream I’ve had for many moons, and that’s to introduce an episode of my favourite book of the twenty-first century: Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

So I thought I’d combine my countdowning with my introducing, to create my own inimitable style. And here it is: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Werewolf of Oz:


My dream in green seemed to continue for an age, and I remember it vividly.

We Gotta Get out of This Place
We Gotta Get out of This Place (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Meditations in Green to Animals Soundtrack

I didn’t want to leave the comfort I felt in green, and the way it reminded me of Green, but I thought I could hear the song We Gotta Get Out This Place again. I opened my eyes and saw that Bonzo and Elle had been joined around a bush telly by the Animals I dreamt about in Latham, Western Australia. I took the hint and rose from my slumber. Between my decision and standing up, the Animals and telly disappeared, leaving just Bonzo and Elle sitting on the grass.

They were very understanding about my time-out, saying it was nice to see me awake and refreshed. I didn’t mention seeing the other stuff, as they might have thought I was losing it!

The original cover of Trail Of The Lonesome Pi...
The original cover of Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (1975) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I certainly did feel refreshed, and it was as if my sleep had provided the green light to speed through green. It wasn’t long before I could see blue-ridged mountains in the distance. I remembered how Green and I passed through blue-ridged mountains on our North American ramble, meeting those two chaps searching for the lonesome pine.



Blue-ridged mountains feature in the song, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, with Laurel and Hardy having sung a memorable version.
Meditations in Green is a book by Stephen Wright.


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Backyard Bear Between Branches Bounce

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, intrepid newshound at Greenygrey News (GGN). As Britain seems to be trying to exterminate (or at least cull thousands of) one of its last surviving medium-sized wild mammals, the badger, having long ago succeeded with (competitor predator) large-sized ones, North Americans are happy to have bears in their backyard.

GGN is delighted to report that the Greenygrey was there as this big bear was brought down safely, so it could carry on going about its natural business, and bringing fun, knowledge and wonder to the lucky humans in its vicinity, as shown in this video:

Lassie, Animals and Eagles help Werewolf escape California

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s Monday morning, and after catching up with the weekend web world we can’t be bothered creating anything new, so here’s a fantastic Werewolf of Oz episode, making up for the last one, which was rather unsubstantial. Grey likes this one too, after the last one brought back bad memories.

P.S. Including all the images has taken up more time and brainpower than envisaged, leaving us feeling quite drained! And still an hour or two ’til lunchtime…


Lassie, Lassie, is that you Lassie? I was in turmoil, and Lassie was bouncing around my mind like it leapt along mountain passes when at its Hollywood peak. Lassie, Lassie, where are you leading me? Lassie, Lassie, what are you trying to tell me? Lassie, Lassie, can I trust you, or are you a false guide?

Lassie (1994 film)
Lassie (1994 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Animals tell me to Leave Latham

My mind saw Lassie in a musical band with other animals I’d met on my journey. The Hollywood dog was on vocals; Vombat the wombat on guitar; Digger the dingo on bass, and Dolly the dolphin on drums.

The Animals
Cover of The Animals

When I heard them singing We Just Gotta Get Out Of This Place I thought there was a message in there somewhere, but I couldn’t quite grasp it… until I got it… Lassie was trying to lead me out of Latham.

Lassie’s Message not Nonsense

Lassie’s message inspired me to crawl out of bed and attempt to leave. I was shocked to see the foyer was full of my lookalikes. I asked one how long it had been here. It said it arrived one day after me. Was it the one I saw having the same experience as me? I couldn’t tell. I asked another. It said it arrived two days after me. Yes, the next one said three days after me.

I guessed the next one would say four days, but didn’t want to investigate further; I just wanted to leave. I stumbled toward the door. It opened first time to my relief and surprise. I emerged into sunshine having escaped Latham’s Hotel California.

The same Eagles that had led me to the hotel were flying above. Didn’t the Eagles band sing about not being able to leave a Hotel California? It was quite a coincidence if they did.

I found the road leading in a northerly direction and started walking. The Eagles seemed to follow me. It looked a long road out of Latham, but after a few hours I could see the town no more.

Long Road Out of Eden
Long Road Out of Eden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Animals and song (We Just Gotta Get Out of this Place).
Eagles and song (Long Road out of Eden).


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