This post is devoted to all the strange animal findings I collected this trip.
A crab. A deer head with antlers? Owls & birds. But my favorites are the insects. Probably because I’m an avid gardener. All the creepy crawlies are my friends. Boy, do I miss them. Weird right? I love digging in the earth. smelling it. Watching every inch of my yard teaming with life. Our fence has carpenter bees boring throughout. I know, I know, I’m supposed to get them exterminated, but it is amazing how they go into the hole and a couple of minutes later you can actually see them push the saw dust out. If they were attacking my house, that would be one thing, but the fence is like a science channel show. I love science channel shows! Here’s another one: I still remember watercolor painting outdoors sometime back and a baby praying mantis the size of a popcorn kernel was hanging out on my painting. For at least two hours this tiny thing was running back and forth on the paper. I couldn’t kill it. I didn’t want to swat it away because how often does a praying mantis hang out on ones painting? So I just worked around it. Kind of laughing. Totally amused.
Oh and birds. The birds. Yeah, birds are my other FAVORITE. I’m a little obsessed. I nearly run myself off the road staring up at the hawks and blackbirds that seem to be in the sky every time I drive. I guess I probably shouldn’t admit that one :)
In a nut shell, I love nature. I love color. I definitely love sparkle. Creating jewelry with the occasional grasshopper. Totally awesome!
Mary, I love your creepy crawly jewelry. It’s so creative and fun.You have such great ideas.
I had a praying mantis in my yard last summer too! Aren’t they amazing critters!? love, pml
These are all beauties! pml