We had quite a little scare yesterday afternoon... I'd opened the door to the duck's pen (he's got wobbly legs and doesn't walk good ~ a "real" farmer would have eaten him long ago I'm sure, we however just coddle him and keep him safe in a cage.... except when I leave the door open so he can have a walk about the yard...) My mistake. Scott looked out and started stammering, "what's that?" and the biggest hawk I've even seen was standing a foot from the duck looking in his pen! I went out the door in a flurry, talk about your "sitting duck".... when i got down there he flew into a tree across the street... he'd gotten our duck in the nose! (He's a muscovy, so he has a big red fleshy face/nose about his beak) Other than a hole in his nose he seems to be o.k.... We then went looking for Fran the little black chicken who'd been out loose with us while we were raking the yard.... we found her hiding under the rabbit cage... Scott saw the hawk sitting in the oak tree behind my car this morning.... *gulp. He was big... real big. I think Kippy would be a snack for him. I will continue with more cheerful things ~ although the story had a happy ending anyway, that IS cheerful I guess. I can't decide if i want to show you some art or some animals and flowers.... maybe a little of both then?
|The witch hazel is blooming too!|
|The present window sill scape in the early morning light, it's snowing out there.|
|The oysters being put to work... the lucky bunny found a pearl it seems!|
|What a nice little house you have!|
|The beginning of some new drawings... he's got a firefly in the jar!|
Don't worry, he'll let him go again.
|This little mouse found a raspberry.|
|This is what i saw in my mind after enjoying the comments on Drawing a Line in Time's blog about reading....and the effects it has on one's house keeping.|
|I'm making lots of little magnets with bits and pieces of my extra cards!|
|This will eventually become a book mark me thinks!!|
|The corner in my "studio"..... :)|
|One of the many book shelves upstairs...|
|Just in case you ever think YOU are having a bad hair day...|
|Little crocuses smiling in the sun... with a stray duck feather amongst them.|