Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pigs in a Blanket?

I received these pictures the other day with a touching story about a tiger having lost her cubs shortly after birth in a California zoo. She was melancholy so some newly born piglets were substituted to see if it would bring her out of her depression.

I looked for more information and "snoped it". The pictures are real, but the story is not.

The Snopes story

It seems these pictures were actually taken at the Sirachi Tiger Zoo an hour from Bangkok, Thailand. This zoo is known for antics and displays to amuse the patrons that visit there.

The pictures are delightful, as animal pictures are but we do have to be careful in our internet travels to verify the information we receive.

Take care and God bless.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - A Craft a Child Can Make

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Autumn Trees

Monday, November 16, 2009

What are You Looking at?

Even while driving I find myself gazing here and there.

The leaves are turning to glorious shades of yellow, orange, red, berry and burgundy. Once in awhile there is still a few hearty blossoms showing their colorful faces. The sky is always performing a show and it makes it pretty darned hard to keep driving. One day the sky was full of clouds and no matter which direction I looked the display was too beautiful to ignore. I pulled into a parking lot at one of the little strip malls in town and parked. After filling my pocket with batteries I looked for a clear view and started snapping photos in all directions.

I was so engrossed with what I was doing that I did not notice someone was watching me.

How long was he there? He stood within a few feet. Then he spoke.

"What are you looking at?" he asked.

His inquisitive look tickled me. How could he not see it? I smiled. I couldn't help it. "The sky." I said, "Isn't it beautiful?" He agreed.

I collected about a dozen photos, saved about seven and this is just three. Have I gone nuts since I started taking pictures? I took pictures of the children while they were growing up, but have never had much enthusiasm for any other subjects until now.

Suddenly I am seeing tiny berries on trees throughout town. Berries of orange, red and black. Some of the berries look like gems, particularly when glistening with dew. Did these trees only bloom this year? Where were they previously?

My husband thinks I am nuts and forbids me to carry a camera when we are out, so I simply remember the beauty and plan to come back when alone or with my friends or grandchildren. They (the grandchildren and friends) have actually helped me to spot things I may have missed. Have I caused them to go "nuts" too? If this is "nuts" don't send me for a cure, because I am enjoying every minute of this insanity. Take care & God bless.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Orange Skies

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Poochy Pals are Pumpkin Models

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Bird's eye view

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Do Persnickety People Eat Persimmons?

Do persnickety people eat persimmons?

Does the persimmon grow on a tree?

And if persnickety people like persimmons,

I wonder how they'd taste to me?
by Judy Sheldon-Walker

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