Memes for Nature

"Delight in the beauty that surrounds you. Relax and take in the abundance of life. ~ Barbara Jean Olson (Inspirational-Quotations)

(Memes: My World, Watery Wednesday, Our Weekend Memoir, Outdoor Wednesday, Window Views and Doors Too, Sky Watch Friday, Weekend Reflections etc.)

The most important attribute a photographer can have is enthusiasm.- Arnold Drapkin

Jun 15, 2010

Wednesday Smorgasbord Served in Alpaca Farm

Join Watery Wednesday for some fun!

Please don't miss this out. Something to chuckle for.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke
 Herman Melville  (American short-story Writer, Novelist and Poet. Best known for his novels of the sea, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick. 1819-1891)
At the slight turn of my back, this brown one quickly turned around and triumphantly showed off his Watery Wednesday butt. That naughty unromantic guy.

Thoughts mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire are powerful things.
Ann, the owner, kisses this romantic fellow. Alpacas are social animals, very affectionate and can be treated like pets.

Among the many thousands of things that I have never been able to understand, one in particular stands out. That is the question of who was the first person who stood by a pile of sand and said, "You know, I bet if we took some of this and mixed it with a little potash and heated it, we could make a material that would be solid and yet transparent. We could call it glass." Call me obtuse, but you could stand me on a beach till the end of time and never would it occur to me to try to make it into windows.

Window wider than a cinema's screen, looking inside out. A part of Ann and Cameron's vast expanse of their property.


I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed
Unidentified nuts in a pod from an unidentified tree growing inside the property.



Anonymous said...

what texture in that pod photo--love it!

caite said...

oh, that kissing one is very, very cute.

Photo Cache said...

oh didn't realize you also participate in window views.

i like the peeing image. how neat that you were right on time to capture that.

they are such cuties, aren't they? do they eat them?

eileeninmd said...

Love the alpacas, they are cuties! Great photos!

Ebie said...

The nuts, look like peanuts! Hehehem let's give that my new invention.

The alpacas are so adorable!

Jim said...

How interesting.

Tara said...

Woot! pee were pretty quick to have it captured at the right moment. :)

Glennis said...

Alpacas are very nice but if annoyed they can spit!
Strange seed pods with big pretty seeds. said...

The last photo is so much interesting...never seen..and the woman kissing the animal..congrats
nice day, sweetheart

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely cheerful sunny place to visit! I'm so glad I came. Your pictures are lovely. Those alpacas look adorablly friendly (well maybe not in the first picture exactly ;>)

I'm going back now to read some more of your blog!

Unknown said...

oh, the kissing scene is so sweet! both the alpaca and the owner look adorable.:p

NatureFootstep said...

wel, did not see much water but the alpacas are nice.

Judy said...

Bonnie - you asked if chicory is used in salads. You can use the petals, to give some colour. Most often the roots are used to make a coffee substitute. Mostly it is a weed, with a flower I love. Those alpacas are cute!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Alpacas are too cute. Love the one with Ann smooching one of her alpacas. My parents have some friends who have an alpaca farm in Maine. I love to visit them and bring the alpacas treats.