Curious Vervet Kruger National Park. South African zebra Poses for her portrait. Happy ostrich is ready for a close up, while artfully made up Ms. Giraffe puts on the glam. Barbary Ape in Gibraltar looks ready for a serious conservation. Magellanic penguin stares me down in Ushuaia, Argentina. California Channel Island Fox poses quite smartly, […]Critter Close Ups~ —
Photo by Harvey Sapir on Pexels.com My mother was a superstitious person. She clapped for luck when she saw white horses, threw a pinch of spilled salt over her shoulder to prevent catastrophe, and had a collection of carved elephants forever facing East. Several years ago, while visiting my son and daughter-in-law, who shared my […]Elephants Facing East — Meditations in Motion
In this work we will briefly discuss human relationships with animals followed by a look at the main structure of the tale tale type of The Faithful Hound. Three examples of such tales from different countries will be retold before concluding with a few reflections that may offer a deeper insight into the story.Animals and Injustice: Exploring The Motif of the Faithful Hound — Under the influence!
Meetings with animals wild and tame make me happy. And while birds touch my soul most profoundly, I’m always grateful for opportunities to observe and photograph other creatures. All of the following pictures were taken this summer, except for the last one. I had to chuckle when I came across these slightly uncommon pets: not […]Animal Encounters — tanja britton
*Gerald Durrell’s books about animals in Corfu are fantastic.
By special request I am sharing Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story and I hope those of you who have not read his adventures will enjoy… Last time we had the sadness of new kittens who were not with us very long and it is now time to share some happiness with Sam’s favourite things… Chapter […]Smorgasbord – Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story Chapter Seven- Snow and Favourite Things by Sally Cronin — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine
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