What Should I Do – to be more resilient?

The What Should I Do? blog series is written by ChrisMartenson.com readers and is based in their own experiences in preparing for a future where austerity may be a necessity and self-reliance and community resilience is essential.


Missy cat meets wild turkey

My wife and I were watching a wild turkey feeding in our front yard when our alpha female cat Missy started stalking the turkey. I ran upstairs to get the camcorder to record the feathers and fur flying. Instead, they both decided that conflict was not in their best interest. (Unfortunately I had to video this scene through window blinds and screen.)

P.S.: We saw a TV show on lions last night. A lioness was facing a pack of hyenas. She laid down and looked the other way to show she was not afraid. Apparently Missy was showing the turkey that she was not afraid. (Missy is quite a brave cat.)

Beautiful Image: Storm in Yosemite

photo:  Storm in Yosemite by Jeff Swanson

Muir's Melody by Jeff Swanson

An hour before sunrise after a late season storm brought some welcome snow to Yosemite's high country. Equipment: Nikon D7000, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG I'm a photographer specializing in dynamic landscapes. I'm consistantly drawn to interfaces in the natural world – whether that be where dynamic meets stationary or where biotic meets abiotic – these areas of interface make for the best photographs.