Tag Archives: animals and nature

the hunting dragon– or is it a dinosaur?

In the dust of the parking lot, a big brown grasshopper buzzes low, seems to stop, folds its wings, and drops into the dust where the construction equipment stood all summer.  It is followed immediately by a sparrow, equally brown, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– a firecracker bestiary

In honor of the holiday, please have a few classic firecracker labels with animals on them.  Labels of all kinds can be masterpieces of printing and design, and these firecracker labels, mostly from China, Hong Kong and Macau, have a … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday- the amazing latvian bug wardrobe

Or, if you prefer, the amazing Latvian bug armoire. Yes, it’s a gorgeous handcarved piece of furniture with a giant beetle on the front of it.  This is unrelentingly awesome.  We all knew the Baltic nations were cool, but the … Continue reading

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happy national dairy week!

And here you thought I’d forgotten all about it.  But Culver’s was there to remind me this weekend.  If you don’t live in the US Midwest, you may not be familiar with Culver’s, which is a chain of order-at-the-counter-and-they-bring-it-to-the-table restaurants … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– zird walking

In many parts the Knotted Rope universe, primitive birdlike creatures that look like small feathered dinosaurs with wings survive into the present day.  They can either glide or fly, are good hunters, and are loyal to whoever they first see … Continue reading

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on a grey seal

Had an actual list of about a dozen things I needed to do today, written in my official maroon Important Note Taking Pen on the back of an old envelope.  That’s a pure temptation to fate, so of course I … Continue reading

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olympic snopac pup

The first thing you need to know about snopacs is that they do not exist.  I think. In many worlds of the Knotted Rope, particularly those that are currently in an Ice Age, the animal called the snopac is a … Continue reading

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otterly dreadful photographs

But still otterly cute.  Puns abound when trying to “catch” the otters in the indoor otter tank at the zoo.  These little guys are fast swimmers, and it’s a challenge to keep your shutter speed up high enough in the … Continue reading

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peacock blue and crocobeige

Is there some kind of rule that every zoo on the planet has to have a flock of peafowl wandering loose around the place yelling?  I followed this guy around with the fast fifty for a half hour or so … Continue reading

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a tapir is a peaceful guy

Cloudy day?  Feeling down in the dumps?  Or maybe you are overexcited, with a frantic list of things to do?  Either way, have a tapir.Follow his lead.  Mellow out.  Take it easy.  Get out in the sun if you can.  … Continue reading

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