My garden is a universe of light, color and movement. The flowers and vegetables shine with beauty...and the little animals amaze me with their infinite variations of shape, form and action. I have tried to capture these lovely little beings with my photography and have compiled the best for this 2013 calendar. I hope you will join me in the marvelous land of the giant swallowtail, hoverfly, tiger swallowtail, damselfly, cranefly, least skipper butterfly, grasshopper, Aphrodite fritillary butterfly, polyphemus moth, honeybee, ruby meadowhawk dragonfly and bush katydid nymph. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE 2013 WALL CALENDAR COLLECTION
A grumpy looking American Toad (Bufo americanus) is looking out at you from the front of this shirt. This small amphibian is brown with black, gold olive green and orange coloration. His warts distinguish him from his frog neighbors. Although hatched in the water of ponds, rivers, lakes or streams, the tadpoles soon move to land where the toads live their adult lives. His startling call is a long screech. He looks quite fierce but is actually a gentle little guy who eat lots of garden pests including insects and slugs. The text reads: Make my day. It can be customized or removed.
From the designer:
"The design is from the original collage of hand-torn newspapers made by me, Keiko Suzuki. The dog model is our family mutt dog, Rikimaru."
This iPad case features a close up of a sleeping kitten.
Out of the Void Poster by Bebops
I am constantly astonished and entranced by the myriad forms of life on this planet. To quote one of my very favorite authors, Annie Dillard, in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, "the creator has pizzazz".
I hope to display a variety of animal images on this blog to delight us all. I have created many products featuring wildlife and pets for my Zazzle stores, Bebop's Place and Bebop's Weddings, using my original photographs and designs. I am also constantly amazed at the gorgeous animal products available from the rest of the Zazzle community. I am hoping others will enjoy this blog and even be moved to purchase some of these lovely items for gifts or just for the pleasure of having such beauty around.