International Goth Day, Bats and a Little Bit More

Happy International Goth Day!

If you met me on the street today, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you I was Goth. All dressed in a plaid chambray gauze fit and flare dress, hair in a high ponytail, I’m more of a vision of a hot summer day in 1950. Even for those who question if I am, I will always be Goth. The clothing may change, but what I feel in my my dark heart, never will.

Not everyone continues to dress Goth their entire lives. Many of us transition to more of a vintage look, with some Goth thrown in. My Gothy wardrobe will start reappearing when Fall hits. It happens, we grow, change and try out other things. Don’t be afraid to explore what amazements are out there!

I’ve tried to find some pictures of me as a Goth, but I’m so Goth… I can’t find any. Maybe, like a vampire, I don’t show up on film. Here is a picture of a bat instead.

So…. where have I been? Didn’t I say I would restart blogging again at the beginning of May. Yes, yes, I did. I just wasn’t feeling it. I have been writing/editing the required changes to my novel, so creativity has been happening, I just haven’t wanted to blog. Additionally, I think Covid fatigue has sucked away some of that desire to put my thoughts down onto a screen. I’m getting back around to it, especially now that it’s warm enough again to go on Bat Adventures.

We are so close to being on the other side of this pandemic. I’m really hoping that people co-operate and follow the restrictions this long weekend. I would be heart-broken if a post Victoria Day long weekend caused a surge sending us two steps or how it really feels, two miles back. We hit 60% 1st vaccination and 190K doses given yesterday for Ontario and the numbers on steadily dropping for new cases and hospitalization. I keeping hoping that this continues!

And yes… Bat Adventures begin again now! I’ve got fresh batteries in the bat detector and we will be doing some nightly walks starting this weekend!

Here is a link I’ve created to all of our bat sightings.

Important: Do not handle bats. They can carry the rabies virus. Only those who have been properly vaccinated and have knowledge of bats should be handling them. If you find a bat in your home call a bat rescue. Do not call an exterminator, call a rescue. Bats are important for our environment. I have links below for rescues.

Types of bats in Ontario: https://onnaturemagazine.com/bat-guide.html
High Park Nature Centre: https://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=Mammals.Bats
Bat rescues: http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/?care=bat

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