Monday, September 21, 2009
We are officially a Wildlife Habitat and every week we are selected by more and more midnight creatures...some I never thought would be in a city backyard..and some I have never seen up close except at the zoo. Take a peek..Rocky Raccoon, Miss Orangina Spider, and Petunia the nearly all white skunk (not a very clear photo of her but you can see how mostly white she is. Rocky is the ring leader..he climbs the birdfeeders and what he drops Petunia roots for. Couldn't get a picture of Low&Slow the oppossum, because he just wasn't in the mood to have his picture taken.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals... In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
Read more: http://www.dogquotations.com/quotes-about-animals.html#ixzz0QwbCzyNF
Just got back to working on this blog. I left it undone for so many months while working on my 40th class reunion and I just now remembered to start it up again. This pen and watercolor was my Grandmother's and I have loved it since I was a small child. My grandparents were always so gracious to me by telling me stories of the old days and giving me items from their house that they knew I adored. They knew I would take very good care of these family treasures. My daughter and her fiancee who is from The Netherlands returned recently from a trip there and so I sent them a copy of this family heirloom to commemorate the experience. Turns out we have Dutch ancestors too!. Genealogy is fun!