Monday, September 1, 2014

Worms and bears and stuff like a discount coupon!

These adorable little caterpillars are all over the place right now!  They are so cute...and curious, but I'm pretty sure they will sting the crap out of you!  And then there's the bear...
...he started showing up at our bird feeders about a month ago.  We haven't seen him in a couple of weeks...maybe he/she is out looking for a mate to hunker down with this winter!  Here he is with a mouth full of suet!  And then there's the deer...
...we have several families of deer that live in our forest...this is one of the babies.  They are so precious!  I love seeing them in the mornings and late afternoons. And why do I love animals so much?

Because they bring us joy.
Because they are at our mercy.
Because they teach us kindness. And compassion. And understanding.
Because they are voiceless.
Because they wish us no harm.
Because they are our companions. And because we are all animals. I will never stop being a voice, for them.

Happy Labor Day!  Enjoy 30% off from my Etsy shop!!  Use coupon code ANIMAL ~ coupon code valid until midnight Friday, September 5th!  Enjoy!
Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more." ~ Lord Byron

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Living, giving, yearning, learning...

Not sure if I shared my Mantis hatchlings with you, or not!  Long story, short...I bought an egg pod in April at the Transylvania Farmers Market and the babies hatched in early June.
Once they all hatched [about 200 in all], they went on their merry way and I haven't seen hide nor hair of them since!  Well, until today!  I noticed a butterfly in distress on one of the butterfly bushes and at first thought it was caught in a spider web...on closer examination, I discovered one of the Mantis enjoying it for lunch!  I was so excited!  I love these awesome little creatures so much!
All of my little tadpoles have grown up, too!  This particular little guy LOVES having his picture taken!  He is so funny!  Every day when I walk up to the pond, I hear "splish, splash, plop, gurgle, etc." from all of the little frogs jumping in to hide!  But this one little frog just sits there and watches me...he never tries to hide, or swim away...I can get within inches of him and he just watches me.  He's so cute!  I just love all of my little finds in the forest...every day I yearn to find more and more beautiful critters...makes my heart happy and nourishes my soul.
Another thing that makes me happy is making other people happy!  So, I'm giving a pair of these adorable "Ginkgo Bird" earrings away!  All you have to do to win a pair is comment on THIS blog post!  I'm only counting comments on the blog post this time...comments on facebook WILL NOT be counted.  So good luck!  Lita will be picking a winner Wednesday [August 27th].  But, if you don't feel like commenting, or "winning", you can always buy yourself a pair here.  And be sure to use coupon code THANKYOU to receive "free shipping"
So a friend of mine was telling me about how much she "loves" her bamboo steamer and how healthy it is to cook in.  After a little research, I ended up purchasing one on Amazon and have been using it just about every single night!  The food tastes sooooo much better and the veggies actually get cooked through and through.  Tonight I cooked "Scallop and Crabmeat stuffed Sole" in the bottom basket and then steamed some broccoli and carrots in the top basket.  It was soooo yummy!  I LOVE it!  Here's to healthy living!!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Life is a game of luck, be happy because we're lucky to live it." ~ Matthew Deselms
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