Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
One year we had 18 white pelicans land in the pond behind my daughters home, which is next door to me. We have many Canadian geese land in the spring at mating time and the fall on return to winter quarters. This painting is done in pastels and is titled "Hovering."
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
I hope in some way in the creation of my animal sculptures that I have been able to capture even a small part of that fascination and beauty.
Friday, October 23, 2009
So short a time they have
Before life ends,
These dear companions,
These beloved friends-
So brief a while to frisk
In utter glee
Or droop in dire disgrace
And man is somehow greater that,
For his one nod,
They'd scale the frowning heavens and
They'd bark at God!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I created this piece the year of the fire that destroyed a lot of the Yellow Stone Park and left orphan bears. They truly look like orphans waiting for mom.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Walrus; Live in the shallower water of the Arctic seas and being social, haul out in large groups on moving ice. The long tusks are present in both male and female, and can grow to a length of 26 inches. A reported longest length was 40 inches.Walrus grow to a length of 10 feet, and weigh up to 2,600 lbs. with a gestation period of 15 months, one calf is born every two years. The calf stays with it's mother for two years. The mother is very protective of her calf, and will stay between the danger and her calf. Worst enemy MAN
is the white rhino. It may stand 6 feet at the shoulder and weigh almost 8 thousand pounds. The skin on all rhinos is dull grey, and though it is very thick it can still be scratched easily.
Rhinos horns are hard all the way through, they use them to plow the ground for mineral salts to eat, and as weapons in fighting.
Rhinos eat trees, bushes, and grasses.
Rhinos have very poor eyesight and they may charge anything just to be on the safe side.