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Monday, September 29, 2008
Sudden Inspiration
This morning I was walking Kaiser along the fencerow between the two corn fields behind my house when I heard this eery sound. It was overcast and somewhat foggy out which added to the weird feeling. I looked up to see 5 Trumpeter Swans flying overhead. If ever there was a time I wished I had my camera with me it was now. Of course, I didn't and, even if I had, the corn is so tall that the swans were in and out of my view too quickly.

But, inspiration struck.

I don't know how many of you know the story of the reintroduction of the Trumpeter to the lower 48 and I'm not going to tell the story here, you can find out plenty just by Googling Joe Johnson, Harry Burgess and Trumpeter Swans. I was lucky enough to have a pair of swans decide to make their home on the small pond that is tucked nicely into the back of the farmland I own.

Anyway, Joe retired this summer after 45 years with MSU/KBS(Kellogg Bird Sanctuary). So, now I am going to make a piece commemorating this man and his wonderful contribution to our world......

teri
posted by Teri Springer @ 10:11 AM  
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Name: Teri Springer
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About Me: Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Atlantic Canada Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Quote:Apples and Wine: Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough & smart enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the hell out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
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