Monday, 21 July 2008

Wildlife-o-rama

No, this isn't going into one of my shops...I just wanted to share with you the lovely little surprise eldest made for me at the weekend. A wonderfully unusual ring, made of cotton and felt scraps, and sweet little butterfly beads - and the most important feature, the letter 'C'...just for me, as it stands for 'Charlotte'...me! How lucky am I?!
I wonder if there's a market for them?!


Now, then...there was a lot of excitement in our garden today...thanks to a neighbours' cat! Yes, it obviously loves us, because it presented us with a, how can I say, 'lovely' (?) gift!! Take a look at the photos, below - I think you get the picture!
After much squealing, and lots of pleading with us to keep it as a pet (I think not), my two girls paid this dear grass snake a lot of attention. It was very stunned when it was dropped at our feet (I think I would be, too, if I'd been marauded by a feline with sharp teeth), and spent a good ten minutes hardly moving. This gave us ample opportunity to look it up in the 'Wildlife Field Guide', to assure ourselves that yes, it is a grass snake, and not some deadly python or other, let loose here in the forest...one does like to be sure!! The children listened intently to various details gleaned from the information in the book, so I'm left feeling mildly smug that they've learned a few things this holiday..and it's only the first day!

6 comments:

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Cute, cute ring... and wow a snake in your garden - eek!

'fancypicnic' said...

My thoughts exactly!! But at least it was harmless...

edward and lilly said...

The ring is sweet, the snake not so sweet. Actually it looks a little freaked out, hope it survived all the excitement.

'fancypicnic' said...

Yes, it looked like that when we were presented with it. Absent of any apparent teeth marks, we wondered if the snake would survive...or die of the shock. Ten minutes later, though, it coiled itself up, and then sprang into action, shooting off in the direction of the pond. The children were occupied for a lot of the afternoon keeping the cat shoo-ed away...the snake needed a little bit of space!

Marian said...

lovely ring, really pretty!
About the snake...eeerrr... reptiles aren't my fave animals... could do without them really... I suppose they have a reason to be... dont know. Be cat's pets and little children's amusement! ahhaha

ixela said...

Stunning ring... love it too much!!!