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Renewal

Renewal by Rita Goldner The concept of renewal might be contemplated in the context of Easter, or the Resurrection. Although I give deference to this religious significance, my blog musings, as usual, are about animals and nature. Last month, the … Continue reading

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin by Rita Goldner This past month we celebrated World Pangolin Day. For that reason, and because a character from my newest work-in-progress picture book happens to be a pangolin getting a pedicure, I decided to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading

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Facing Extinction

Facing Extinction by Rita Goldner Sometimes local populations are surprised by a sudden natural cataclysm, like a volcano, tidal wave, flood, or fire, which changes the environment either temporarily or permanently. We agree that it’s impossible to do anything, because … Continue reading

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Dr. Gary Shapiro, Orangutan Fan

Dr. Gary Shapiro, Orangutan Fan by Rita Goldner Today’s blog is a tribute to Gary L. Shapiro, Ph.D., who  fact-checked my picture book, Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy, and continues to be an inspiration to me. Dr. Shapiro … Continue reading

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April Showers

April Showers by Rita Goldner My illustration this month comes from the Desert Botanical Garden. The DBG invites painters from the Scottsdale Artists League to come for free and paint the landscapes. So during Saturdays in March and the first … Continue reading

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Wild Orangutans

Wild Orangutans by Rita Goldner In the very early stages of research for my children’s picture book, Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy, I sketched and painted the orangutan family at the Phoenix Zoo. My initial attraction had occurred … Continue reading

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