Sunday, February 5, 2012

Between the Shadows


Have been struggling lately with a case of Winter Blahs. I've tried to embrace my inner Wood Elf and take to the woods as much as possible to alleviate the season affective disorder or whatever ails me. Last week, I attended a Ground Hog day event at my tiny local park. Was thrilled that CLAWs (an awesome and awe-inspiring non profit rescue + rehab group) was there with Mortimer, the groundhog, and a few other fur and feathered friends. Learn more them at their website here



She is so incredibly beautiful in person!


Barbary Falcon



Mortimer, who did NOT see his shadow.

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  1. Oooo.... or should I write, WHOOOO!! Wonderful. I so love furry and feathered critters and people who rescue them. Hope your winter blues melt away, we're having spring-like weather up here!

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    1. Amazing to hear about a mild winter for you after New England's share of bad ones. Excellent news.
      It was 70 here the day these photos were taken. I think Mortimer had to more fear from sunburn, than shadows. His "people" are all kinds of wonderful.

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  2. I 've heard of groundhogs but never seen one before - he's very cute:) Love the owl and the falcon too. Unfortunately Mortimer would have seen his shadow on Groundhog Day here and sure enough it snowed on Saturday.

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    1. We've quite a few groundhogs in this part of the US. Not sure what you have that is similar.
      Ah, bet the snow was beautiful!

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  3. What great pictures - and he is right about the winter continuing.

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    1. Thank you. I've watched some of the news reports of the bitter cold in eastern Europe. Hope you are spared the worst of it!

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  4. I can already feel the days getting longer and many of the groundhogs agree that spring is just around the corner. I know how you feel MM. We just have to hang in there a little while longer. :)

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    1. Here too! It no longer is dark at 5:00 and I saw a dandelion in the park the other day!

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  5. love, love, love. want to kiss owl heads and squeeze Mortimer :)

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    1. I did give Mortimer a good squeeze! Thank you:)

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  6. I met some of the birds from CLAWS last year at an art show in NC. They had some gorgeous creatures and I took many pics.

    Be sure to come back to my bathroom renovation part 2, next week.. you are going to love a tapestry I will be hanging in there. It is right up your alley!

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    1. Wow! How wonderful that you saw them too.

      Oh, I cannot wait to see your wallpaper and the cabinet your husband is making!!!! I drooled over all the gleaming woodwork and hardware. When done, you can probably charge admission to that lovely space!

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  7. Mortimer is soo cute! and kind of fat-ish :P
    And the owl is so majestic.. wow
    There's snow here ind Denmark where I live and I went to the woods yesterday to send out a little prayer for the spring to return soon. But the snow was so fairy sparkly and my little fox of a dog, enjoyed himself so much that winter wasn't as dark and cold in those moments. :)

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    1. Yes, I think Mortimer is very well fed. He was given almonds as treats at the event.

      Your forest adventure, the ground snow-clad, sounds so very magical. Beauty!!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, they are all so precious and beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Jno. Maybe when you come for a visit this group will have an event and we can go;)

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  9. Miss Owl is SO BEAUTIFUL! (not to mention the other critters), those feathers around the eyes, like bobbin lace... nay, bobbin lace is a cheap imitation :D

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    1. Isn't she just? I had no idea their feathers interlaced like that. The little heart-shaped face with the eyes closed just slays me with the cute.

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