Friday, July 6, 2012

If You Go Out in the Woods Today....

You're sure of a big surprise!

If you go out in the woods today, you'd better go in disguise!

You simply must click on the pictures and see them larger. Check out the little dude with his 'hands' on the rail checking out the lawn mower.

Mama was teaching tree climbing lessons and using the big tree that recently died. Honestly, we have seen more birds and animals using that tree since it died than before when it was healthy. It's still has to come down though this fall.

Up?  Down?  Where are we going?

Mama is calling... ya, but what's up here?

Loud churring noises now are heard as their mother pressed home a point....

Then they were into the hedge... and gone.  Meanwhile Calli is barking  as she'd like to run over there and kill something.     Maybe she was after them when she went through the hedge at midnight last week?

Anyhow, that is not a fight she would win as raccoons are notorious fighters. Don't let the sweet face fool you a bit! They are experts at getting into garbage, compost bins and anything else you leave lying around. Besides coyotes, they are now the new urban guerilla's and exist quite well around humans.

We are heading out to go and collect the Megado Loom and will keep the camera handy for a blog report when we get back from this new adventure.     It will be a challenge as we are heading into a stretch of hot weather after a very cool and wet time of it for weeks. Where we are going is forecast to be heading to 34 degrees Celsius. The AC in the car has died too. I *hate* extreme hot weather...  The ferry is reserved and the dog kennel booked. Just have to get the back seat out of the mini van and we're good to go!

I'm also sad to report that the sale of the Woolhouse Tools loom has fallen through. The high cost of shipping it nearly 3000 miles was too tough to get by. I have no doubt that Esther will find another countermarche loom closer to home and weave beautiful things. In the mean time, it means I can carry on with the final steps to mark the new cords and plan a tea towel warp.  She will still be for sale, but she and I have a reprieve.
{Edit:  As of July 11th, 14 years to the day the Woolhouse Tools  loom arrived in my home, I've decided to keep the loom and we'll work out spacing to fit in all three looms!}

If the first few lines of the post looked familiar to those of you 'of a certain age', those were some of the opening lines to the Teddy Bear's Picnic. It must be my all time favourite children's song and one I hope to teach my new grandson Ethan in the coming years. Have you noticed that Mother Goose and old nursery rhymes are just 'so yesterday' now? (Unless you are a Hollywood film producer and make a movie from them.... talk about lack of original ideas!). Here's a cut and paste of all the lyrics for those of you who'd like more than the first three lines. There was no author to credit so a big thank you to who ever you are! 
Oh, I can't get this song out of my head so maybe sharing it will help!

The Teddy Bear's Picnic Song

If you go out in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go out in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears,
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.
See them gaily dance about.
They love to play and shout.
And never have any cares.
At six o'clock their mommies and daddies
Will take them home to bed
Because they're tired little teddy bears.

If you go out in the woods today,
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely out in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home.

For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic


Every teddy bear, that's been good
Is sure of a treat today
There's lots of wonderful things to eat
And wonderful games to play

Beneath the trees, where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic



mormor said...

WOW. Vilken upplevelse!!! Tur du hade kameran med dig.
Kram Monika.

Susan Harvey said...

Monika said (Swedish to English):

WOW. What an experience! [Good] you had your camera with you.
Hug Monika.

Yes, the camera was nearby but they were not in a hurry to leave!


dorothystewarthandwovens said...

Great pics of the racoons ! We don't have them over here.
have great trip to get thee new loom. Looking forward to hearing about it.

Spinning Out of Control said...

They are so cute! We have a lot by us...and possums,...not so cute

Lynnette said...

Ahhh heck, now I'll never get the song out of my head!

Sorry to hear about the sale tanking ~ but there is always a bright side and having that lovely loom in your studio is definately that.

Acorn to Oak said...

They're so cute but I'm glad we don't have any in our yard. I've always heard how much trouble they can be. How fun that you were able to get pictures though.