Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Hearts

                    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

Friend Spider

" 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!!