Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aww.. isin't he cute? :)
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Friday, August 29, 2008

The Bushtit

This is a little information on what's called a Bushtit!

I have started volunteering at a wonderful Wildlife Rehab Center. It's an amazing place and I very much enjoy being a part of their team. So, busy over the spring and summer as you can imagine with birds, baby birds, mammals and on and on. The last time I was in, I was cleaning out the avery of a Bushtit. This little bird had originally come in with 2 other siblings. Babies that lost their Mom to most likely a cat. This little fellow has been there for about 2 months now and is doing very well. Not the little fellow that you see above but one that looks very close to it.

These sweet little birds are very very social and while I was cleaning out his aviary he would virtually land on my hand talking away to me. So delicate and tiny and me so big and scary! He kept lightly touching his beak to my wedding band.. pecking curiously at the little diamonds in it all the while cheeping cheerfully. This bird has flown straight into the very darkest depths of my heart.. I had little tears of love welling up in my eyes.. I was so blown away by his courageous heart. I would move the little curtain over and peek at him and he would immediatly peek back at me talking all the while. lol For something so tiny, the joyful power of healing the heart they have is tremendous!

They have a beautiful voice! See here Birdnote and press play on the little button to hear their sound.

They eat tiny insects, spiders and will nibble on some berries and seeds. They also tend to love Suet feeders.

Their nests are impressive, woven, hanging baskets with a hole high up on the side of the nest and a passageway to the nest chamber at the bottom. They can be up to a foot long, and is generally built of spider webs, moss, lichen, and other plant material. Inside, the nest is lined with plant down, fur, and feathers.

They are very social birds, keeping in groups of 40+.

Another interesting thing about Bushtit's is that they are even very social with other birds.. to the point where other birds will even help feed the Bushtit's fledglings for them!

Bushtit's are only about 11cm or 3.5 inchs in length and only weigh about 5 grams.

When feeding they often hang upside down to get at the underside of leaves.

They reside from extreme southwestern British Columbia, southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, and the Oklahoma panhandle southward.

Well, that's about it.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This is Ferrierite. I call it Feri for short. Isin't this the cutest little stone ever? Well.. maybe just the cutest little stone that you've seen today at least?
It hails from Kamloops Lake, BC. It was named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer.
To me.. this little guy is just reaching out begging to hug you!
I have this book that says Ferrierite emanates a joyful reality and acts to transmit joy to the person who's care it's in.
I don't normally like to read in books what metaphysical properties stones have. Don't get me wrong.. I am one that believes that Stones do often have a most helpful vibration to suit whatever state you are in. I have been zapped one to many times to not believe! I LOVE rocks and crystals and have a house full of the beautiful beggers.. by beggers.. I mean that just about every time I see one they beg to come home with me! lol
My husband shakes his head and swears we're going to need a whole other moving truck just for them when we move. Think what you like, that's perfectly okay with me.. but, you cannot deny the pure wonder and beauty in the stones that grow under our feet. :)
But back to the book, this one I had a giggle because it's exactly spot on to me. This is such a joyful little stone.. only less then an inch high but a giant in his desire to cheer you up!
That's all for me.
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Peace. Tammy's out!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Things to Think

Things to Think

Think in ways you've never thought before.
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger than anything you've ever heard,
Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.

Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,
Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose
Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers
A child of your own whom you've never seen.

When someone knocks on the door,
Think that he's about
To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven,
Or that it's not necessary to work all the time,
Or that it's been decided that if you lie down no one will die.

~ Robert Bly ~

(Morning Poems)
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Random Act Monday

Each Monday, I am going to post about which Random Act of Kindness I have done that day or earlier during the week. For all that I am grateful for in this world.. all that I have recieved.. I feel it's important to give back. Not shout out in a boastful way to say look at what a great person I/you are/we are, but to say the little things matter do matter! One person can and does make a difference to lighten the load in this world. To perhaps offer inspiration to others, if we could be so blessed to do so. To pay it forward!
I found this wonderful website The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in my search to give you a big list of ideas for Random Acts and I have been inspired beyond by it! I intend to print out some bookmarks and have them laminated. I may include some with any Etsy Orders I receive. Perhaps leave one at the doctors, dentists, bus, school, restaurant that we may have visited. :)
So, my random act that I am posting this Monday is that I put a quarter in the meter for a stranger when I saw it was about to expire.
Random acts of Kindness we can all do. So simple.. would you like to join in with me? :)

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Excerpt from View #8

View #8


the world is merely

empty, except for its refuse,

and goes nowhere,

like acul-de-sac. And sometimes

it's empty but wide open,

the fruitless winter vines

dreaming of a vintage season.

You don't need anything

that isn't yours to keep going.

If someone is holding you

inside themselves

the way you're learning

to hold them, so much

the better. Sometimes

there is no difference

between a mind and a mind,

a heart and a heart, a mind

and a heart. Sometimes

the world won't move

unless you move.

Won't hold its course

unless you show it how.

And sometimes, the world holds

the two of you in one moment

and whispers: Yes. Now.

~ Thomas Centrolella ~

(Views from along the Middle Way)
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A beautiful way to start the day!

I have been so honoured by RoseBud Collection this morning. She awarded me with this beautiful award and I'm very touched and very grateful. Yay!!! Thank you so much. :) Rosebud has an amazing blog. Her posts are full of inspiration and kindness, I kept being drawn back to see what else she had done that day and you can be sure when you stop by, there will be something new.

And these are the rules for the nominees:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

My nominees are:

snickerdoodles (I love say that word)

Again, you've made my day! Thank you so much.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our Neighborhood

So, I've been inspired by some other blogs that tell a story about their neighborhood and since my children as so enchanted by the word 'neighborhood' and how everyone in our area is actually our 'neighbor' I thought we would go for a little bike ride and take a few snapshots of our neighborhood.

So come along if you like.. we even have an extra bike!

First of all.. we are surrounded by beautiful blueberry fields! They are so pretty this time of year dripping with yummy blue berries.

Beside the blueberries we also have..

Awesome cranberries in our neighborhood.

These won't be ripe for another few weeks yet but oh so yummy!

What do we have next? Oh yes!

We have beautiful wildflowers growing out of the ditches everywhere.
Are these little orange snapdragons does anyone know? At any rate.. they remind me of the beautiful colours of fall shyly waving from around the corner.

How did they just get so far ahead of me!!!

Oh.. I know why!!! The lure of Wild blackberry bushes lining the sides of the road!! Mmm.. nothing tastes then wild blackberries. :)
What else? The horse of course!

And more!

Now this house.. used to be a most beautiful pink with darker pink trim. Whenever I would drive by I couldn't help but smile. I wonder I do.. what made them paint it new?

I love our little home with all it's interesting and beautiful things to look at and I love seeing the areas that you love as well. :) I hope you enjoyed the little tour. :) Care for some blackberry muffins and tea with us now?

Have a beautiful day!

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hearts on Noses

Winnie plays the piano.
For treats of course!
She knows her own self worth!
Why don't we?

We have this adorable little pig sanctuary on the outskirts of town called Hearts On Noses. The lovely owner and operator Janice takes in pigs that have been abused, abandoned, neglected and surrendered. A beautiful busy women with a heart as big as Canada! These piggies (LOVE) her! When she comes to their pens their little tails wag as quick as can be. All lined up just to hear her call their name and she does talk to each and every one of these sweet piggies.. calling each by name and complimenting them on something she sees within their dirty scrunched up faces. Their little eyes you can barely see on some of the little potbellied piggies.. like a chubby baby wrinkling their face up in a bigger then life smile.. their little eyes all squinty before a little snort of delight escapes their heart. She started the Hearts on Noses Sanctuary in 2002 when she moved into her new home and discovered little Willie abandoned and wandering alone.

I went with my children yesterday and had a wonderful time. I shed a couple of tears for these sweet animals and trust me.. they are beyond sweet! They all have such unique personality! Like Comet! An adorable pink pig (as my daughter called him.. the pink pig) that makes baby sounds on my leg! I offered him a marshmallow if he would make baby sounds on my leg and squealed with excitement and surprise when it tickled so much. Janice made it look like nothing! lol Comet bounced away, slightly startled.. glanced at his ever watchful Mom and then came in for a nose to nose touch with me.. that I missed by a hair! Next time! lol I should also mention that for a moment looking into Comet's eyes.. I could swear I was looking into a human's eyes.

And, huge Rose who seemed to clearly understand my little son's nervousness at the great beast of a piggie sniffing around him for food. Her big rowdy boyfriend was out earlier and as we were standing near Rose's pen, he came snorting around for some food and my son had alot of fear towards him.. no doubt I would too if I was that little.. but Rose knew it and she sticks up for the little guys.. taught good manners this girl. She went over for a little snort at her big boyfriend and off he trotted. I happen to know in my heart, she was telling him to buzz off you big brute.. the little ones are scared of his confident self. She came out later on and somehow my son wasn't nearly as frightened of her gentle ways.

Then Pepper.. for Peppermint Paddy but I keep thinking Penny.. like PennyLane.. and the song keeps coming into my head for this girl as well.
"Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
There beneath the blue suburban skies I sit,
and meanwhile back."

Pepper has a tumor growing and at this point hopefully starting to shrink upon her tummy. It hangs quite low and she's quite sweet. I poke my head inside her sleeping room and introduce myself. I tell her that I would like to offer her some good energy for her tummy to help it feel better. Pepper stands up wagging her tail and turns sideways for me, opening her heart and offering herself to my help. Again.. I know this piggie named Pepper knew what I was saying and could sense what I was doing. I fell in love with Pepper and her warm and gentle heart. May you be showered in Health and Wellness and many blessings Sweet Pepper!

This is Winnie. She's the kind of pig the doesn't need to be mauled and pet and goo-gagaed over and will give you the feeling that sais.. hey.. I'm busy here! But, her and my daughter seemed to hit it off really well. Maybe Winnie just prefers the company of children?

Janice gets no government funding and rely's soley on the help of volunteers. She's a gift and a blessing in their world and our world to have someone like her in it. Her heart is bigger then anyone's I have ever come across without a word of exaggeration! All her pigs get wonderful medical care when they need it and most of all positive energy and lots of love.

Some great pig movies!
"'Some pig!' muttered Lurvy in a low voice.
'Some pig!' whispered Mr. Zuckerman.
They stared and stared for a long time at Wilbur.
Then they stared at Charlotte."
-E.B. White
Charlotte's Web
"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
'Pooh!' he whispered.
'Yes, Piglet?'
'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. '
I just wanted to be sure of you.'"
-A.A. Milne
Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
"This is a tale about an unprejudiced heart, and how it changed our valley forever. There was a time not so long ago when pigs were afforded no respect, except by other pigs; they lived their whole lives in a cruel and sunless world. In those days pigs believed that the sooner they grew large and fat, the sooner they'd be taken into Pig Paradise, a place so wonderful that no pig had ever thought to come back."
The movie Babe (1995)
By the way Hearts On Noses has an easy and convient way to donate through paypal on their site here Hearts On Noses.
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Morning Light

Good morning Grandfather Sun!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Burning Incense - Potential Health Hazard

An interesting story that opens my eyes a little! I think I may prefer to stick with natural oils and stay with my nebulizer as much as possible. Tho, sometimes.. one really does need to burn the insense and sage. Maybe the trend I've had lately of burning the incense outside is the way to go. How about you?

To see this story with its related links on the site, go to

Burning joss sticks 'as deadly as traffic fumes or cigarette smoke'

Ian MacKinnon in Bangkok

Wednesday July 30 2008

Worship is generally not a life-threatening pursuit. But devotees across Asia could be taking their life into their hands every time they go to a temple to pray, according to a study by a Thai doctor.

Burning joss sticks lit as an offering in shrines and temples fill the air with cancer-causing toxins that are every bit as deadly as traffic fumes and cigarette smoke, says Dr Manoon Leechawengwong.

Dr Manoon, who has just completed a two-year study of temple workers tasked with clearing the smouldering sticks, found the cocktail of chemicals in the smoke put them at risk of leukaemia, lung, blood and bladder cancers.

"One joss stick creates the same amount of cancer-causing chemicals at one cigarette," said Dr Manoon, who led the research. "I knew there would be some carcinogens, but I was surprised by the levels."

Joss sticks are a type of incense used in worship in many Asian countries. In Buddhism they are believed to aid spiritual communication and serve as an offering.

Dr Manoon's study was conducted among 40 workers in three temples at Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao and Samut Prakan, sites chosen deliberately far from Bangkok's traffic pollution.

The findings were compared with another 25 people living in a joss-stick free environment.

Temple workers were exposed to high levels of benzene, also known as petroleum ether, related to leukaemia; butadiene involved in blood cancer; and benzo[a]pyrene that can cause lung, bladder and skin cancers.

The level of benzene in the temple workers was four times higher than normal, butadiene was 260 times higher, and benzo[a]pyrene - the most dangerous carcinogen - 63 times greater.

Analysis of the temple workers blood and urine samples discovered damage to their DNA, with a correspondingly lower capacity of their bodies to repair that damage.

"We know from our study that there's DNA damage," said Dr Manoon. "But what we don't know is if they will develop cancer. Certainly they have a greater risk. It's like smoking. Not all smokers get cancer, it's about 20% ."

But Dr Manoon urges worshippers to reduce the risks by extinguishing the scented joss stick immediately after use, rather than leaving it standing pots of sand as it burns down.

Manufacturers could also produce sticks that burn for a minute or less.

"It's not necessary as part of the ritual for these traditional joss sticks to burn down," he said. "By putting them out after a minute or so the air pollution would be cut by 30 to 40 times."

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Aww.. camping!

I love to camp! My husband loves to camp and so do our children. This has been a busy summer with my husband upgrading. Only about 1 more month after about 2 years of intense study and he's homefree! An Advanced Care Paramedic. He's a pretty incredible man and has been under alot of stress lately so, with a few days to really chill out.. we went to our favorite little camping space.

These are wild strawberries! Don't they look wonderful? Wild strawberries are deliriously sweet, tasty and tiny. My mom-in-law used to camp in the same area and would gather bucket loads of them also with wild blueberries. They would then make wild strawberry and wild blueberry jam. I'm not sure anything tastes as good as wild strawberry and wild blueberries!

We had a lovely nap on our favorite rocks in the shade.

We enjoyed the sight and smells of the beautiful wild flowers.

We enjoyed some great fishing.. even though we didn't catch anything and those smart lil trout only nibble the worm off the hook! :D And, then we watched the sunset before some yummy smores and a snuggle down for happy camping dreams. :)

I hope that you had a terrific week so far as well! Happy Wednesday!

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Fingerprint Friday

Steven Curtis Chapman sings:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So I said today on this beautiful Fingerprint Friday, inspired by Pampering Beki, I said I would like to participate in this beautiful Fingerprint Friday but I don't know what to post. I haven't found a picture even tho I look outside and I look around and I see God's fingerprints everywhere, all the time! But, what do I post? And, I went outside and looked up at the brilliant colour in the sky and I'm sure with a smile, God sent me an Angel!

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Treasury

I love to journal! Even more.. I love beautiful handmade, hand bound journals! So, I dedicated a treasury to a few that I adore. Laying out in the warm sunshine, watching your children play or your gardens grow. Or, sitting inside with some warm hot chocolate, curled up in your favorite chair as the snow dances gracefully to the ground.. a beautiful journal and a pretty pen can make the whole world swell again. Hope you like them as much as I. :)

Starting from the top left I see:

SproutingOxygen with her Red Floral Fabric Blank Notebook

PaperLion with her Handbound Notebook - Maps

thisisit with her Peace is Possible Ecofriendly notebook

dameling with a hardcover handbound journal - half letter size - blue with colourful pages

secretstache with a Transportation Journal A5

kreativelink with a Golden Moments, Painted journal

LunarPersuasion with a Colourful Mod Circles and Hand Drawn Flower Journal

Omaha with a Hutchinson primitive eco-journal

meowstro with a Creepy Sea Creature Mini Book with original illustration

inlerah with a Fabric covered Handbound Journal in Black and Purple Flocked Brocade

suebleiweiss with a Flower power fabric journal

kateblack SUNSHINE PLASTER . Keyhole Bound Album or Sketchbook with Hand Painted Covers.

And, there we have it!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The American Mink

This is a short story on my experience with a sweet American Mink. At first I thought this beautiful jet black creature was a ferret.. then maybe a weasel. Mink crossed my mind for only for a moment.

The day was a crazy one from the moment I woke and suffice to say we certainly need to trust the process of life. Resistance only leads to more problems. But this day I wonder if it was resistance or a perfect part of the process with perfect timing.

I had planned to take the children to a fun sand castle building contest that was about a hour or more away. Much humming and hawing delayed our scheduled start time. They didn't know I was planning on this as I wasn't even sure myself I was going to go. I ended up going after all and must tell you that after we got in the car we said a little prayer to the highest good that we are open to the adventure that today will bring no matter what may happen. I knew something was off but couldn't quite place it. Less then halfway there my seatbelt malfunctioned. We have a strange little car where the seatbelts do up when you close the door. At this point I took it as a sure and clear sign to turn around and go home.

On our way home I saw this beautiful shiny black creature kicking at the side of the road. This was in the middle of the day already. I skidded to a stop like some stunt driver in the parking lot beside the Mink and spent about 10 minutes watching and trying to figure out what to do. A security guard came over and asked what the problem was. I showed her and then suggested she grab a couple of shovels from the back of the truck in the lot adjacent. I carefully moved this little creature off the side of the road to a cool long patch of grass. I then drove home and told my husband I needed his help. My big strong brave husband grabbed some gloves and headed to the place of interest with me. He gently gathered this beautiful, vulnerable and trusting Mink up and carefully placed her in a box in the back of our car. I should tell you that by now... after I started the car again to head home for a box and my big strong husband.. my seatbelt worked again. I don't need to say how I feel there was a higher purpose at work here.

The children and I quickly drove this little Mink to Wildlife Rescue Association where they were incredibly kind and patient and a genuine care for the animals is evident. They left me with a case number and a call back number if I wanted to check up on the animal they would happily give me a report.

Today, I called to check up on this precious animal and was informed that it was an American Mink! She was born last fall they suspect as she was not quite full grown. She had no signs of lactation so no babies! Yay to no abandoned babies! She had a head injury and they were actually quite surprised and very happy with her recovery as she was on death's door when she came in. Had she not been brought in, she wouldn't have survived. She is doing so well in fact that they have moved her to an outdoor pen where she is running around and playing and will be thinking of releasing her in a few days! I'm so happy about this I can't even express it.

After I did a search on the American Mink.. alot of reminders came up about how these poor animals are kept and slaughtered for fur coats and for mink oil. It's heart wrenching and I hate to add a downer but in seeing this sweet animal so close and being a part of rescuing it.. it's stunning in my mind how someone would kill them just to where their coats on their backs. A hefty reminder that is all. Fur-Free Campaign I took the fur free pledge. It's easy peasy.

Interesting facts about the American Mink you ask? Why sure!!

1. They are related to weasels, otters, European Mink, wolverines, and fishers.

2. Mating occurs during winter; males and females may have more than one partner. (Frisky little mates.. now I understand why my Mom's nickname from my Dad was Minkies growing up! lol)

3. Females give birth to 3 or 4 young during early spring..

4. They can be found in wooded areas and fields near streams and lakes.

5. They are excellent swimmers.

6. Mink are semi-aquatic predators able to hunt both aquatic and terrestrial prey.

7. Like their cousins, the otters, mink are very playful. They are very inquisitive, highly intelligent animals.

8. The animals were tested on their ability to remember different shapes. The order of ability of remembering these different shapes were from best to worst; mink, ferrets, skunks and cats.

9. Mink were in fact found to be more intelligent than certain groups of primates. After considerable training, mink were also found to learn after only one trial. This is a phenomenon usually only observed in higher primates.

10. Their long slim body is covered in glossy, thick dark brown fur with a white patch under the chin and slightly bushy tail. Their fur is usually used for its softness and uniqueness. Their numbers have been reduced because of this reason.

11.. Their numbers have been reduced due to loss of habitat and the effects of pollution on their aquatic food supply. They are usually solitary animals.

That's about all I got for you. :)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It is it!!!!

My little girl digging for clams at the beach last week.

By the way.. I am aware that it's not Cape Breton Beach but Ingonish Beach! :D

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Baby Bird Update

Well, the sweet little baby Robin has taken flight. I didn't get to see him go but yesterday I caught a couple of cute pictures of him. I'm hoping he's taken flight. I still see Mom around and today I'm looking forward to spending some time watching her and seeing if she gives any clues as to where her baby might be. They're pretty smart but having her this close for a few days, I was sure to have noticed a few of her tricks. :)

And, yes! My camera is just fine.. thank you so much to those sending positive vibes my camera's way and for sending positive vibes the baby Robin's way.
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Baby Robin

Looking out my window, I saw the neighbors adorable puppy Lucy bouncing around, barking and pawing at something in the grass. Hmm.. another snake? A mouse? A rock most likely!
Upon closer inspection I see a wee beautiful baby Robin! Mom was doing her best to distract and dive bomb the puppy but nothing was working. I hopped over the fence and raced to this little birdie..(see me in wonderwomen gear here!). While Lucy was bouncing up on me.. (I got to big muddy paw prints smack on both melons), I'm reaching for the very determined baby bird that has an attitude of 'I can take care of myself thank you very much' as they bounce away straight into a ditch full of water! I scooped up the baby bird with it's mouth wide open in a threatening hiss .. or looking for food .. hop back over the fence firmly telling Lucy to stay put now, good girl Lucy, while Mama bird is still within feet chirping like crazy to her baby. Baby chirps back.. I put baby in our Rhodo tree.. my daughter runs to find worms from the garden. Did I tell you that by now it's pouring rain and we are soaked? My son ran inside to get the camera, just to find the batteries are dead. I managed to get a picture with my cell phone at least. Later that day, I watched Mom feed this sweet baby of hers and thankfully the determined little cutey was fine all night. We're keeping a close watch and I'll keep you updated. Robins are truly remarkable birds. Watching the Mom's bravery and courage and love for her baby is pretty special. Every time I look outside I see her sitting within eyesight. The moment her baby peeps once, Mom is there with a mouth full of food. Often it looks like blueberries and worms. Contrary to popular opinion Robin's won't ignore their young when they smell human touch on them. They know their young by sight and by sound! Other interesting facts on Robins you ask? Okay.. :D

1. The robin is one of the birds that starts the dawn chorus and one of the last to stop singing at night.

2. The robin egg is about the size of a quarter.

3. Once the eggs are laid, it takes 11 to 14 days to hatch

4. Robins live 6 to 14 years.

5. The Robin is my daughter's favorite bird.

6. The American Robin is called “Merle d’ Amerique” in French and “Mirlo Primavera” in Spanish.

7. This Robin was depicted in the 1986 $2 note of Canada.

8. Only about 25% Robins survive their first year.

9. Earthworms are a favorite food of American robins. Other soft-bodied invertebrates they eat include caterpillars, beetles and grasshoppers.

10. Fruits and berries account for 60 percent of robins’ diet.

I'd take more pictures but will all the excitement I accidentally left my camera out all night. Yes.. it was raining. Right now it's resting in a bed of rice. I heard once that if you don't touch it or rub it or anything and just put it in a bed of rice, the rice will soak up all the water and all will be good as new. Crossing my fingers!

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Fingerprint Friday

I discovered today from one of the fabulous ladies leaving a comment on my blog, another blog called PamperingBeki( . She talks of Fingerprint Friday and quotes a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that sings:

I can see the fingerprints of God

When I look at you

I can see the fingerprints of God

And I know its true

You're a masterpiece

That all creation quietly applauds

And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Whether it's God or Great Spirit or Goddess to you.. to me it's got to be a higher power that brings me my most beautiful and prized gifts. I feel so deeply honoured to care for my children.. it is what I live for everyday to see them wake up in the morning. To see them smile and to get that first sleepy morning hug! This song.. these words bring tears to my eyes. I haven't heard anything so beautiful in some time. Thank you Beki for offering this opportunity to us. :)

These pictures are of a trip to the beach a few days ago. The tide was out and there were God's fingerprints EVERYWHERE with all the beautiful and colourful sealife.

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New Listing - Finally!

After much delay, I have finally added come new items to my shop! A couple of photographs with more to come. A custom listing and this set you see above!

I've been quite taken with the Hamsa Hands. Even tho there is alot of information on them out there on the world wide web I still feel like they are quite a mystery. I know they are a part of many old cultures but I can't seem to get feeling that The Eye of Horas from Egypt and the Hamsa Healing Hands are somehow connected. I may very well be completely off base here. As a Reiki practitioner I also feel the significance of Universal Life Force Energy within them.

In Arabic the word Hamsa means five, referring to the five fingers on the hand.

You will see some with a eye in the center. This eye is intended to look back at evil eyes and provide protection from jealousy and envy. In India the eye is more important then the hands themselves and is considered the Compassionate Eye or the Eye of God.

You will also often see it as the spiral (as above!). The Sacred Spiral has been around for many many ancient years.

Symbolism of the SPIRAL: Linked to the circle. Ancient symbol of the goddess, the womb, fertility, feminine serpent force, continual change, and the evolution of the universe.

When the Spiral is drawn clockwise, it's said to bring things towards you, and when drawn anti-clockwise, it pushes negative energies away from you. The Spirals with my Hands will go either/both ways. Wearing the pendant one way will draw the Spiral clockwise while wearing the pendant the other way will draw the Spiral counter-clockwise!

Well, that's about it for now.

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