Thursday, February 25, 2010
I have been neglecting my blog because I was busy painting. But since it is still February , I will post my intended Valentines very late.
" A bell is no bell till you ring it,
a song is no song till you sing it,
and love in your heart
was not put there to stay-
love isn't love
til you give it away.
Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music
I call my hearts happy hearts and not " Bleeding Hearts." Valentines day or not, I like to give them away any Day.
Monday, February 8, 2010
" What tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive"
Sir Walter Scott
This quote came to mind , when I came across a photo of a spider web I took early one morning at a time of season I long for just now.
I find it amusing ,that just merely the sight of a spider in the house sends people running for a weapon to kill it. This is sad, because spiders are really our friends.They are beautiful. And they are , along with birds and bees and other valuable wild life, declining.
Spiders are eight-legged,silk-spinning critters that can kill up to a million biting, bloodsucking bugs a year.
There are more than 30,000 known species in the world , 2,000 of them living in Canada.
While the idea , that you might never be more than a meter away from a spider will certainly increase your arachnophobia, it delights me.
Spiders are not insects. They have 8 legs instead of 6. That makes them a class of their own: Arachnids.
....and what a beautiful web they weave!!