I painted this fairly large stone today - my Celtic homage to the rattlesnake!
It's raining and chilly this weekend - last weekend the lizards were out. That can only mean
"other" reptiles are coming out for spring. By "other" I mean rattlesnakes! I have a super,
healthy respect for them. Actually, I fear them. I think too much about them - but living
in the midst of their land I have to. The other night a huge tarantula crawled on our front porch
and it creeped out my husband. I love the tarantulas - but the snakes,,,
I looked up from the dining table where I was painting the stone and was raptured by this
view. I told my husband that one day we may see a buffalo walk across that field. We live
right next to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge - home to many bison.
Yay! Annual book-sale weekend. Found many cool books! Especially this one!
Cookbooks! Cooking with honey! Wildflowers! Herbs! John Muir! Emily Carr!
Cowboy and Country Wisdom! Dr. Suess-isms! Birds! Snakes! Inspiration!
"I liked the look of the country. Everything seemed to be wild. So I decided
to be wild myself." -Caswell McDowell
"The cowboy goes to school of nature." -W.S. James
"If you can't do it with a little, you can't do it with a lot." -"Kid" Marley
"Yer dern tootin'!" -Gabby Hayes
from the book of Cowboy Wisdom