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.
Whales with spears. A traditional travel poster-style image of two male narwhal "tusking," crossing their tusks, with sea ice and the mainland of Greenland in the background. Text reading "Greenland" and "Kalaallit Nunaat" (Greenland in Greenlandic) also appears. The purpose of tusking, a common activity during warmer parts of the year, is unknown. It may be a friendly greeting or a way to remove lice that typically infest the base of the tusk. Even the ultimate purpose of the spiraled tusk is not known for sure. It may serve the same purpose as deer and moose antlers, the peacock's tail feathers, or a lion's mane - to attract a mate. Some researchers believe it may serve as a sensory organ. Perhaps it serves more than one purpose.
Here is a pencil holder and desk organizer for the birder or nature lover. It features a fabulous male Red Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus). This bird is a medium sized woodpecker with a misleading name because the most prominent red coloring is on his head and nape. He does have a faint reddish tinge on his belly, though. Adults are mainly light gray on the face and underparts with black and white barred patterns on the back, wings and tail. Here he is feasting on suet at a bird feeding station. The image is repeated on the back.
This shirt will bring a smile. The image is of a lounging gray house cat with yellow eyes and a contented smile. The text in black reads "I am cat furniture. What's your super power?" Your cat loving friends will totally understand!