Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Adventures in Animals, Plants and Fiber

I love that even though we live right by a highway (like a stone's throw away), we can still take in plenty of nature.  Whether it's getting to walk with the sheep through the lush grass that this year's much needed rains have watered, watching the different birds of the area, new growth from the rose cuttings we planted, cuddling with our domesticated animals (I decided that fits here) or playing with fiber (I think that is kind of nature-y...right?)

So here are a few snapshots of our adventures with animals, both wild and tamed, plants and fiber as of late.


Cleaning and carding some beautiful onyx black alpaca fiber to make this lovely yarn...


The day when over 20 vultures decided our trees were a great place to rest.  (A few facts: 1) that many vultures just hanging out in your yard is a little unnerving, 2) it also prompts you to go check on every single one of your animals 3) a group of vultures is called a 'wake'.  Also creepy. 4) It was pretty spectacular, too.)


The rose that is growing from some lovely cut roses I received just before Christmas...



Or the cute little blue bird (not sure if it is a jay or blue bird) that let me take his picture while walking the dog...



Just loving our super silly-riffic animals....  

Like the shoulder kitty...


Contortionist kitty...


Goofy itch angora rabbit....


Sleep little bunny...


Or our Rocky the ram, who wiggles his tail when he gets scratches...



What fun nature-y things have you seen lately?

Ash

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I LOVE this. We get to share in a bit of the magic that you live in daily. Thanks

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I am always impressed by your blog and I think it gave me a little inspiration to look at the nature around me! :D

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