A quiet place to relax and take a peek at some thoughts and images from my studio and farm. Hopefully you will find something to amuse you. Please leave a comment if it is worth your time.
Laughing Dog Arts
Thursday, May 20, 2010
One day I found this little visitor on the floor in my studio. I have no idea what he thought he was doing in here, searching for a pond? The door was wide open so I suppose he just wandered on in. Could be a she for all I know. These little creatures are newts. They live in ponds but are frequently seen crossing the road on wet days, searching for greener waters. After taking lots of pictures of this one I took him outside and released him near some water and he crept away.
I was inspired to create a little quilt and titled it "Nehalem Newt". Nehalem, because that is the name of the river I live on.
I gave this one to my cousin, Karen. She has it hanging in her dining room and seems to enjoy it still.
This final photo is taken in their natural environment, a pond. Benign creatures. I enjoy seeing them about.
Raining today and my door is open again, who knows what will wander in. I don't have screen doors, I have a sheer cloth hanging over the doorway so Charlie and Rocky can come in and out as they please, but it helps keep the flies out.
Listening to The Avett Brothers today. Nice music.