Friday, January 29, 2010

Gonna Be A Bear

In this life I am a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.

Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.

When you're a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and wake to partially grown cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.

If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.

If you're a bear, your mate expects you to wake up growling. He expects that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.

Yep, gonna be a bear!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sepia Bosque

I had been playing with my camera settings and forgot the last photo I took was in sepia tone. So the next day when we visited the bosque, all 50 or so photos we taken in sepia!This guy was on the nature trail.

The turtles lived in a marshy area near the building that houses what I believe is a gift shop and education center.

Here's a bunny that was hiding in the brush along the trail.

And a pretty wooden bridge. It's too bad you can't see the colors from this beautiful May day. I'll have to go back this year and try again!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Winter Hike

On New Years Day we took a scenic drive and a short hike in Tijeras.
This cactus doesn't seem at all sure about the snow!
We were not totally alone up there as we saw some tracks. I think these are deer.
And these...
are snowball! :)

I had to stop and take a picture of these two. I thought the scene was beautiful!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

“Located in the high-desert country of Candy Kitchen, New Mexico, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary provides a permanent home to over fifty wolves and wolf-dogs. Our mission is three-fold: to educate the public, to rescue abused and abandoned captive-bred wolves and wolf-dogs and to provide our residents with permanent, safe Sanctuary.”

I will be visiting the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in February with members of my family. While I had the pleasure of meeting 2 of their wolf pups several years ago, this will be my first visit to the sanctuary.

I am is planning on taking a “Valentine care-package” for the wolves when I visit and would love to include any items you might like me to take.
Below you will find a partial list of items needed by the sanctuary:
Bragg's Liquid Aminos (Whole Foods/Wild Oats)
Frozen French Cut Greenbeans - 16 oz
Frozen Matchstick Carrots - 10 oz
Ground Beef Chubs
Large Industrial Strength Trash Bags
Minced Garlic - 32 oz
Waggin' Train Chicken Jerky Tenders
Water Buckets - Metal and Plastic (Can be bought at feed stores)
*3V CAPS SKIN FORMULA for Large/Giant Breeds
*Vinyl Gloves size S, M, & L
*Latex Gloves size S, M, & L
*Gift Certificates from: Santa Fe Greenhouses/High Country Gardens
Holiday Nursery
Greenhouse & Garden Supply Inc

I would be happy to pick up any of the above items from anywhere in town.
You can email me at diana(at)butterflybequest(dot)com to make arrangements.
Please arrange to deliver/have these items picked up before February 13th at 5pm
If you would like more information about Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, please visit their website at:

*for suggestions/information on where/how to obtain these items, please visit the sanctuaries website at:

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit corporation licensed and regulated by the USDA, as well as a Class C exhibitor.
The Sanctuary is funded primarily by private donations and receives no government funding.
FID#: 85-0424026