A friend for Mordechai

I drove my daughter back to school in Bellingham on Friday. On the way back I hike at Deception Pass and then stop in Coupeville before going to the ferry. In Coupeville, I found friends for Mordechai, my clinic skeleton. This is a sea lion and there is a whale and a dolphin, all skeletons hanging from the ceiling. I suspect that they are real skeletons and not plastic, as Mordechai is.

My daughter says, “Mordechai was not alive before.”

“I could argue that she was. She is made from plastic, which is made from oil, which is formed over millennia from plants fallen and slowly changing.”

“Ok, you win on that one, mom.”

Doesn’t this sea lion look like she is flying?

 

Light and dark

This is for Photrablogger’s Mundane Monday #48, playing with light.

Boa Black in our back yard, just at the edge of the high grass, relaxing and enjoying the sun…..March came in like a lion here yesterday and even the Hood Canal Bridge had to close for a while because of high winds! A friend said that her cat kept asking to go out at different doors and then complaining. Her cat was looking for the door into summer, she said, and was mad that she couldn’t find it…..

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Another tree picture from a recent walk in the woods. It’s the water that the moss is holding that fascinates me. I feel nurtured, too, by the complexity of just this one tree trunk, picture of bark and moss and the complexity of the color and pattern. People are just as complicated. I remind myself that we underestimate complexity all the time and that nature is far far more complex than our understanding.