Stones, Rocks and Shells

I took these this afternoon. I love stones and rocks. The shells are a really nice touch too. Right from the backyard here. I used to have an ‘L’ shaped rock with a fossil on the bended part. I kept it for years cause it was the first letter of my name, so kind of a special rock to find. I don’t know where it is now. Likely outside here in the rockpile too. I should look before I move. It would be easy for it to get left behind.

The Chirpy Cricket

I’m looking forward to watching Canadian Idol tonight. They are down to just 3 of them now. Sad to see Chad leave last week. I really thought he was going to be the one to win this year. I didn’t appreciate him earlier on in the show but he began to grow on me. He has a very unique sounding voice and his overall look too is on the villanous side. He would be a very interesting actor but he’d always be some devious villan.

Anyway, I am beginning to collect and finish things up so I can watch the show in about 15 minutes. However, tonight I have a friend, somewhere in the room. I haven’t seen him or her yet but I have been listening to them singing this afternoon. It’s a cricket, for those who haven’t already guessed. As long as he doesn’t get the idea to bother me, or jump out at me I am okay with leaving it alone in here. Just one more singer tonight. Though he doesn’t have the right look to win Canadian Idol.

Reading Outside

It was a bit chilly to be outside reading today. But I was outside for awhile, taking some pictures and even reading too. So were Skye and Paul. I expect it’s warmer and sunnier where they are. Here are pictures of my reading place.

I had a bad run in with someone last evening and they only left this afternoon, after 2:00. I’m still feeling kind of upset but at least the jerk-bag is gone. It’s so rare that I get really mad. Afterwards I wonder how I looked. You can’t ever really see yourself that way. It’s not something you can duplicate in front of a mirror later on. Anyway, the funny thing is that after I lost it he actually seemed to make an effort to be less obnoxious. Of course, there will be fallout for the next week. I’m sure I will be reminded that I didn’t nicely follow all the rules of good hosting. Not that I invited him.

Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter Died

I was sad to hear that Steve Irwin had died today or yesterday in Australian time zones. He was 44 and left behind a lovely wife, 2 children and a world full of animals. He cared about the wildlife and the environment. I think I most remember him from The Crocodile Hunter when he was chasing after stray/ feral cats, trying to keep them out of the Australian ecosystem. Best wishes and thoughts to his family.

I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
Steve Irwin

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
Steve Irwin

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
Steve Irwin

When I talk to the camera, mate, it’s not like I’m talking to the camera, I’m talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.
Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin’s Biography is available on the site where I found the quotes. His site, The Crocodile Hunter is not loading today, likely due to a lot of web traffic.