Monday, August 29, 2016

"Party Mouse"

Okay, what's going on here?  You seem to be getting ready for a party.  "Oh yes, I love parties".

Those cupcakes look mighty tasty -- I hope your guests will enjoy them.

Wait a minute, the last time I looked they were perfect and now it looks like someone has taken a bite.  "Well, one has to make sure that its tastes good before serving it to guests."

"Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated." - Osho

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Discovery of Rocks

This hill that we live on was once covered by large rocks.  Some even had to be demolished in order to build houses.  There is one section of our yard where the rocks have pretty much been left undisturbed.

We decided to reveal them as they had become hidden within the rampant wild green growth of this area.

Some are still somewhat disguised and I love that.  I love the 'foundation' that rocks and stones provide to me.  I love the fact that they sit there both solid and stolid as sun, snow, rain, wind tries to disturb them.

"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man." - Unknown

Monday, August 22, 2016

Census Taker Mouse

"Why are you just sitting there -- help me figure out who is new in this crowd and who I have to add to the census list."  Where does a person begin when you're dealing with a mouse population.  My heart went out to this guy who will never be without a job since no one else wants to do it.

Yes, this fellow is a little irritable but I can see his frustration. After all he is dealing with mice and we all know their propensity for large families.  

I think I shall leave him to it since he seems to be quite organized (and I don't want to get roped into helping him count)!!   

"The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation.  And that is, with other folks counting on me its so easy to be motivated." - Jeff Bezos

Friday, August 19, 2016

Another Life -- Another Time

"Magic Words"

In the very earliest time,
When both people and animals lived on earth,
A person could become an animal if he wanted to
And an animal could become a human being.
Sometimes they were people
And sometimes animals
And there was no difference.
All spoke the same language.
That was the time when words were like magic.
The human mind had mysterious powers.
A word spoken by chance
Might have strange consequences.
It would suddenly come alive
And what people wanted to happen could happen.
Nobody could explain this:
That’s the way it was.

-      An Inuit poem, translated by Edward Field

I cannot help but think of what our world would be like now if we could go back to the time when there were such a strong connections between our natural world and each other.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Book Mouse

Oh how I could relate to this little creature.  Snuggled up on the shelf, reading his 'mouse' books - what more could anyone want?   Well he did ask for a cup of tea but I told him that my tea cups were too big for him and he might drown.

"Oh well" he said. "I might just have to figure out how to get it myself.  After all Stuart Little and Johnny Town Mouse seem to do quite well for themselves.  Yes, I know they get into mischief, but what would life be like without a scare or two to push us ahead?".

Hmmm, a learned little critter isn't he?!

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest counselors, and the most patient of teachers." - Charles William Eliot


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