this butterfly floated into my place one sunny day and couldn't get out so i helped it back on its way. once i brought it outside though it was so exhausted it just wanted to hang out on my hand. the novelty wore off shortly but i couldn't get it to take flight. a good ten minutes later its friend, or mate, happened by and they went along together.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
here are some shots of the garden growing. they were taken a while ago. radishes, zucchinis, mixed salad greens, blueberries, and the flowers on a wee tobacco plant. all are bigger now. the radishes started to swell and split after a rain so they have been picked and replanted.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
this little one flew right into my sliding glass door as i sat at my drawing board. it flopped around a bit then managed to get to its feet but was still in shock, it just sat there blinking and closing its eyes. loosing its balance and righting itself. i went and sat down beside it to have a look and noticed it had a tick right under its eye. i went inside and grabbed tweezers then went back out to see if i could remove it but it wouldn't come out so i used some nail clippers and cut it out. the bird was still in shock and just sat there blinking on. i smeared the tick on the step and an ant came promptly to eat away at it. i sat with the bird for a minute and removed another little insect that was clinging on to its feathers then went back to the drawing i was working on. every once and a while i'd steal a look over at the bird, still staggering and blinking. after about ten minutes it regained its senses and flew off.
Friday, July 15, 2011
a bone from a small animal, a feather, an acorn, two human teeth, a semi precious stone, and the leg of a bird. ready to make a potion and cast some spells.
i found this one hiding behind some illustration board that i had leaned up against the wall. i caught it with a drinking glass and a sheet of paper. when i removed the glass it was kind enough to stay still for a little photo shoot. i've never seen one like this before, i did a little searching on the internet but couldn't find it. anyone know it?
i was still burning the wood stove well into june and even had a fire just a couple of nights ago. with no insulation in the walls or roof its pretty much a big wood tent, as soon as the fire is out the heat is gone.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
i found this dragon fly on the road while biking home. it had been hit by a car and was missing it's head. the nerves kept it moving for two days after i brought it home. raising its wings and moving its legs around. i have a couple other dragon flies that i have found over the years. this one was to be added to the collection but the ants got to it as it dried out on the window sill.