Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to Beading!

Well - it's not birds of prey but.......for the Beady Eyed Bunch if they are still watching this blog!
I made a necklace to go with the bracelet I posted in July.  The diagonal weave makes a nice necklace with some additional beads for the curve.  I hope I remember how I did this!

Good old Ndebele - a very soothing weave to work on.  Those Zulu ladies knew what they were doing when they developed this one.   With cylinder beads it makes a better bracelet than necklace.   The cylinder beads (aka Delicas) seem to pinch my neck when I have worn the one necklace I made.  But it does make a pretty necklace and a very pretty bracelet!
Finally, a new weave!  A triangle pendent on a strung beaded necklace.   A smaller version of this weave makes nice triangle earrings as well.
Enough excitement for now - Happy Beading!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Raptor Rendezous!

Third Annual Raptor Rendezvous
September 7, 2013
Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Forest
Nashville Indiana

Thanks to Patty - we were there!
The dinner was a fund raiser for the Wildlife Rehab Center and featured birds of prey.  The birds in the show have been rescued but, for various reasons, will not be able to return to the wild.  They live at the center now and are featured in educational venues and fund raisers.  The loving care and incredible interaction between the birds and their 'people' was wonderful to watch and worth much more than the price of admission and dinner.
It was one of those beautiful Fall afternoons!  Sun, warmth, leaves not quite ready to turn.....Patty and I made our way over to Nashville.
We had a wonderful trip - had a chance to admire this beautiful part of Southern Indiana, laugh, talk, and catch up on life events. 

The venue was nicely set up to allow the rehab volunteers to bring the birds to our table, and so I could take pictures!  The best!

Big guy.....little tiny Screech Owl!

Same big guy but this time with a Great Horned Owl who imprinted on him when it was rescued and is very protective. I definitely wouldn't get between that big bird and her man!


Peregrine Falcon (I named her Fannie) sharing some private time with her favorite person...there seems to be a lot of communication going on there.


Our friend the albino Red-Tailed Hawk

And yet another.....falcon?

This is one little owl that seems pretty happy to be warm, fed, socialized, and safe!  

 Fannie Falcon says - thanks for coming and don't forget to support the Wildlife Rehabilitation efforts in Indiana!

Gary, Great Horned Owl, will be watching you!

Friday, September 13, 2013


Sometimes I fly this way.....sometimes I fly that way!
The albino Red-Tailed Hawk met himself coming and going but finally found Fannie!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gary Great Horned Owl here, and my little buddy, Billy Barred Owl, checking wit youse guys to see if my pal, Fannie, is around.

I'll find her for you, Harry!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hi there - Have you seen Fannie Falcon? Oh - Wait!  I think I see her over there.  TTYL!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hi there!  I am Fannie Falcon.   I thought I would drop by to see if anyone is out there.  I will be back with some of my friends.