Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wildlife in the Park


They came to me looking for a treat. I dont feed the swans. They went away.









The torn apart side has healed on this little guy. The feral cats often catch and eat tasty little critters. "Lucky" got away...This time!





The flag on the golf cart makes a nice perch.


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If you cannot see this go to the link on YouTube.

http://youtu.be/jxBEQrDnul4


Saturday, September 27, 2014

2008 "Creation"

I'm posting these old "creations" I made in 2008 especially for "Hootin' Anni" to see. 



Mishmash

Weather is not cooperating! I can usually find something to get into, though; like going to the local Goodwill store and finding something special. As most of you know, I live in an old log cabin. I picked this up, thinking it would fit in there, then put it back, and went on my way. Later going through every aisle and nothing grabbing my attention, I started to leave and heard the picture calling to me. "Take me home! Take me home!" I knew I had to go back and, hopefully it would still be there. I should have remembered that if something interests me to put it in my cart, go on, and return it later if the charm it had when I first was attracted to it had faded. I was lucky. It was still there. Price - $2.00! Half price because it had the number of the day marked on the back -  #37. The picture had been professionally framed and the back is plain brown paper with no credits. I won't take it apart. Besides the apples, the colors, the faux wood frame, the fine handiwork was what really grabbed me. How many hours did it take to make? What kind of person spent so much time to complete it and why this particular picture?



After returning home, I tried to research the item and only found one comparable - on e-Bay. A metal advertisement sign. Now I did already know who the Shakers were and I also knew that they had a lot of experience gardening. There wasn't anything about Shaker applesauce, although recipes of wonderful Shaker dishes were "out there."  What do you think?


Then I rode the golf cart around the block to check on the Sword beans that are growing in a neighbor's site. One is climbing the power pole (maybe to reach the top!) and another is on the porch post. The promise of more 12 inch long beans is firm. They are fun and unusual.





The mushrooms are popping up everywhere. These were about 25 ft. from my front door!



The first thing that came to mind when I saw this bush was from a childhood workbook task I remember, "one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong..." Well I guess it does, but it is strange looking.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Between the Raindrops

It is NOT raining! ...at the moment...
The fungus are popping up here and there and everywhere! This is just a small sample of the varieties I see.











Earlier I saw a squirrel sitting on a branch holding a mushroom upside down between its paws and it was nibbling on the stem. Of course I didn’t have the camera with me. I was just on a ride to get some fresh air. I went back and started out again with camera on board. This egret thought it saw something but didn’t, after all.



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It was a nice ride but clouds were threatening again so I went back to my cave.