Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This is Bandit..we found her hanging around in our woods and close to the cabin..she weighed about a pound and was literally skin and bones. It was early November and she was so starved, there was no way she would've made it over winter. Although she ate the food I would toss to her, it took quite a while for her to trust me. It just tore me up to go out in the freezing, bitter cold and snow and see her huddled under our porch against the foundation. I put a box with a big towel in it under the porch so she'd have some protection and it took a couple days, she finally went in it. I would bundle up a few times a night and go out and talk to her so she wouldn't feel alone in the cold. One thing led to another ....long story short..she now has a three story heated cat home for the winter...along with Patches, Oscar, O.j. and Houdini. I told you one thing led to another and another, etc.,etc. But, I love them all ...including DeNiro, Scarlett, Sugar, Isabelle and Licorice. Oh, and we can't forget about the dogs...Sultan and Apache..and until recently Brutus ...who is hopefully seizure free and at peace in the hereafter. Bandit is simply a sweetheart.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Today I witnessed the death of a dragonfly...and I believe I had a big part in it...we have lots of dragonflies here in the woods, simply because we are so far back in the woods and they surround our pond, last year I noticed the dragonflies will follow me around the pond, and when I stop and rest, they will too. This year a few of them, (different ones-they don't live that long) are becoming bolder and much closer to me. This morning was beautiful and sunny, I was in one of my gardens and two different dragonflies in particular must"live" or like to "hang" out in that area, they were always there since I started to see them this year. For quite a while I watered and pinched off the old flowers, those two followed, would stop and rest and watch. Closer and closer they got , and one of them was within a foot of me as I was bending down "bonding" with it. My legs started to cramp squatting so long , I had to stand up. As I slowly stood up, the dragonfly flew up and - BOOM - a baby blue jay dove down and got it!! Now, I know that's the law of nature at work, but I felt really bad - because if the dragonfly hadn't been so still for so long, that bird wouldn't have had so much time to zero in on it. At any given moment that would probably have happened - but jeez, did I have to be a part of it?! I know, I'm a nutcase!! Sure was a beautiful dragonfly.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
OR IS IT A DRAGONFLY?!....this photo was taken about 11:00 am on Saturday, June 14th. I was trying to capture the rain drops on the pond..I love watching the rain fall on the surface. When I loaded the pictures Saturday night and was viewing them, I noticed this "orb", if you will, floating above the water, so for the heck of it, I zoomed in to get a closer look. At first , I thought it was a fish jumping out of the water for a quick snack of insect...upon a closer look..sure looks like an image of a fairy, complete with her faint colored aura around her. I am trying to figure out how to zoom in on this picture and save. Hopefully , the next picture will be just that!! I am a computer illiterate and am trying this on my own, so we'll see if I have any luck!!