August 9, 2011
DO NOT BE ALARMED!
"Although the conservatory at Longwood Gardens has been inhabited by an amazing array of plant beings, and although there have been cases of visitors catching a glimpse of “something” bright and sparkly out of the corner of their eye or swearing to have heard quiet, chattering voices, only to quickly look and see nothing, …no one should be alarmed!"
"This image of, of… a Beast trampling through the Old Man Cactus is a hoax! No such thing has ever occurred and never will!"
"The conservatory has an extensive and expensive security system to keep out such potential trespassers such as brownies, hobs and the like."
"Whoever took this picture and captured this “being” among the cacti should be embarrassed at having put it up in the internet."
August 4, 2011
My dear friend, The Advisor, told me of a miraculous occurrence that was about to happen over the sea.
This event was to be of particular interest to me, or so it said. As the Advisor understands me so very well, (as it IS particularly observant and wise) I decided to take its advice and journey across the sea myself.
So, I began my trek through the vastness of the Emerald Isle. Well, perhaps the island isn't SO vast as much as I do so very much like to stop and look about as I go.
I knew that a ship would be waiting for me at the shore, for The Advisor had said that Randy Parmer was to show me the way to the miraculous occurrence! Randy and The Advisor are tremendous chums, and it is Randy who built and sails the ship from the Isle to his homeland, transporting Beasts, People and various other Beings between the two! What would we do without him?!
As promised...Randy was waiting for me, and such a glorious trip over the sea! Oh, how I had forgotten the joy of the swell of the tide, the music of the crashing waves and the scent of life in the waters! Ah! But more joy was to come, as Randy explained his new project.
It was summer in his land, and he had planted a
(right then, I was convinced that this was what the Advisor wanted me to know, but there was MORE!), and he had birthed hundreds, nay thousands (or millions...I'm not sure) of Praying Mantises! Glorious Garden
Oooooh! Look how cute it is! Oh, one of many, how precious you are! Welcome to the world, my dear, and I will be watching, breathlessly, all that you do and discover!
Thank you Randy and Advisor!
August 1, 2011
The Country Mouse has returned from the Fence Salon show, where she was on display in early July at The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
She was displayed on an elaborately decorated sconce, and I'm sure that she felt very important. She was located right at eye level, so she was able to meet many people. A questionable activity for a demure Country Mouse, I'm sure.
She was surrounded by many, many other peices of art which varied from paintings to sculptures, some only to look at while others required interaction. Young people also showed their work! Very exciting.
My goodness, there is so much talent in the Capital Region!