Monday, May 23, 2011

Starlings


Sometimes birds build their nests in wonderfully safe sheltered places...but when those places, like the attic of a house under construction, is going to be closed up to finish it, the nest has to be moved simply to save them. We could not get the mama bird to go to the relocated nest, so they came home with me. I cared for them for 24hrs. Because I work full time, they had to be taken to a wildlife care facility we are lucky enough to have in our area. So the darling starlings, will be raised and returned to the wild when they are ready.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Domino effect.....


I seem to be switching horses midstream a lot lately.... but it was after careful consideration, it had to be, because I loved my job at the police dept. I decided to apply for a job at the Fred Jones Jr Art Museum as a security guard. I was offered a position and there I am. I now spend my days watching over the likes of Fury {the black marble horse sculpture}, Renoir{ blurry because no flash is allowed}, Gauguin, Monet and Van Gogh.
One of my favorite people at the museum is the sweet, easy to like gal who works the front desk. In the course of one of our conversations we started talking about one of the art centers in town. She teaches there part time for extra income and I mentioned I would love to do that. She said they were desperate for teachers.... thus the domino effect. Change "one" thing in your life and that leads you down a new path... and another thing is presented to you, and so on, and so on. I will find out about the teaching this week, but it occurred to me that it is something I could even do out of my home on a small scale. Something I hadn't even thought of.... Then I can afford the new dressage saddle I'm wanting to further my riding skills. Since I have recently re-connected with some of my horsey friends from the past, one who is an instructor, I could resume those long awaited dressage lessons.... I love the domino effect.....