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.
This contemporary, stylish scarf features the incredible luna moth, a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the subfamily Saturniinae. With a wingspan of up to four and a half inches, this lovely creature ranks as one of the largest moths in North America. This adult moth has just emerged from the cocoon and is waiting on the bark of a tree trunk to dry and harden. The adults do not eat or have mouths. They live for only one week and emerge as adults only to mate. With lime green color and distinctive eyespots this is a very mysterious, magical looking being. The moths are set on a pure black background for a striking abstract design.
This shirt features a Sharp-Shinned Hawk perched on the top of a bird feeder hoping to catch a meal. He has a hunter's stare. His yellow talons and orange eyes are prominent. He has lovely rust and cream bands on his breast, white and black striped tail feathers, and a gray back. This hawk's prey is mostly small birds. Although the "Sharpie" is the smallest hawk in North America, he is a very fierce predator. As soon as I took this photo, I chased him away from our feeders!