Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

SIGNS OF AN ORPHANED FAWN ~ TIPS OF EARS ARE CURLED

SIGNS OF AN ORPHANED FAWN ~ TIPS OF EARS ARE CURLED

Wild Heart Ranch The ears stand back up after a few days of eating. So far after at least 10 years of using this sign with callers that if ears are straight, watch from a distance for mom and let us know, 100% of the fawns with straight ears who were NOT suffering from another issue, (dogs, flood, dead mom) were claimed by mom. They DO dehydrate before the ears curl, but this is a sure way to tell from a distance you have an orphan or if ears are straight, lets give mom a chance without spooking the fawn off its spot, potentially sending it into danger or getting it lost. I trust it and I would never deny an orphan, but nothing is a bigger fail to me than taking a baby from a healthy mom.

"Ears are straight, fawn is great. Ears are curled, fawn alone in the world." Look at the ears before picking up a fawn. It takes a few days of not eating for the ears to curl. Here's a photo of both scenarios.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

MY BEAUTIFUL LARKSPUR ~ MY GARDEN

MY BEAUTIFUL LARKSPUR ~ MY GARDEN

 Last fall I planted lots of larkspur seeds.
These are in my front yard.  Lots more in my backyard.
The colors are so beautiful and vibrant.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SAN ANTONIO ZOO ~ REMEMBRANCE OF THE DEATH OF SUDAN ~ THE LAST MALE NORTHERN WHITE RHINO ON EARTH

SAN ANTONIO ZOO ~ REMEMBRANCE OF THE DEATH OF SUDAN ~ THE LAST MALE NORTHERN WHITE RHINO ON EARTH 

"On March 19, 2018 the world lost Sudan, the world's last remaining male northern white rhino.  There are only two females remaining on earth.
Those who wish to bring flowers may lay them at the base of our "The Last Three" sculpture on this day in remembrance of Sudan."
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

"TREES" A POEM BY JOYCE KILMER 1886-1918

  TREES


I THINK that I shall never see
a poem lovely as a tree


A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain
Poems are made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer
1886-1918

(This is a repost from August 24, 2014)

TREE ART ~ MY BEAUTIFUL TWISTED TRUNK REDBUD TREE

TREE ART ~ MY BEAUTIFUL TWISTED TRUNK REDBUD TREE


Tree Shaping
Pooktre Art is the growing and pruning of
trees to shape them into man made designs.
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It takes years of patient tending to shape
a tree into a living sculpture.


The birds are always planting redbud trees around my yard.  On two of them I twisted the branches from the time they were very small.  I love the way they look.


This picture is my red bud tree many years ago.  It is about 30 years old now and sadly it is slowly dying.
When it was a tiny tree,  about two or three feet tall and before my picket fence was built, there was a huge old ash tree growing in the middle of my yard.  It had to be cut down.  The tree trimming people piled a HUGE!!! pile of those limbs and tree trunk pieces right where this little redbud tree had started growing.  I didn't know if the tiny tree would survive, but when the city picked up allll of those limbs and trunk pieces my tiny tree was still there like it had never been at risk.
It still blooms in the spring.  When I'm driving down the street to my home, I can see it from a distance.  It has been so beautiful and welcoming.

This is a repost from April 27, 2013