Friday, April 29, 2011
Charging Opossum !
The other day Gary said "Quick get your camera and come in the back yard; there are two opossum fighting". I ran to the back yard and one opossum had already disappeared. But this opossum seemed like he was still in a fighting mood. Looking through the lens of my camera, I realized the charging opossum was coming straight for me! I was a bit worried since I thought opossum are nocturnal. I wondered why this one was out during the day. Thankfully he veered off at the last moment into the woods nearby.
This vase found a new home the other day and an etsy Japan relief teabowl sold. Lots of pieces are in the drying cabinets; I think I counted forty. They're almost ready for the next set of tests for my upcoming series.
In other news one of my readers, Marian from Lake Cowichan, wrote to me about my Lake Cowichan Mystery post to say the mystery animal was probably a mink. Thanks Marian. The picture above I borrowed from Wikipedia to show you what the sneaky little critter looked like when I saw him so many years ago. Wonder what I'll see today; it's never a dull moment in the wilds of Florida or Canada or anywhere you might be. But I'm reminded I'm lucky compared to so many folks who've been devastated by the throes of mother nature's fury recently with earthquakes, storms, tornadoes and more.