found this little newt the other day.
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.