Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Long time no post...

Sorry for the lack of participation lately - this weird thing happens to me in spring and summer. I just want to be outside in the garden or watching the bird migration or spending time with Casper.  Anywhere but in the basement in front of this computer.  Alas, today it is raining and is a perfect day to catch up on the blog but does that mean I am staying in? Nope - Instead, his Lordship and I are heading to the top of Pikes Peak to be the witnesses at a wedding. In the snow and the rain and the gloom, love can still bloom.


vulture sculpture
Anyhow, recently we went camping to Chaco Canyon and on the way back, stopped in Salida.  While strolling through the city, we noticed that there was a blues bands playing in one of the art shops.  We popped in for a listen.  As the shop keepers prepared to close before the last song, they bought this vulture in from the street.  I had walked right by in the dark and almost missed him. He was made locally by a craftsman in Salida. His Lordship obliged me by making the purchase and now he will grace the large wall on the back patio.  That is, the wall that keeps the mountain from falling on us.

Here he is riding in the front seat of the truck to his new home



He needs a name - any ideas? 

19 comments:

  1. "Poe"...???
    Hope that you and yours are well dear Lady M......
    We could make one from card-board.....

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  2. Cool vulture! The first name that pops into my head is Vinnie.

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  3. Vinnie, the Vulture.... cool name...

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  4. I'd go for something mysterious like Carlisle; or Dante. Debra's "Vinnie" does sound cooler, though.

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    1. More good ideas - how will I ever choose?

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  5. LOVE the vulture!!! If it's a girl rather than a boy... The Addams Family's pet vulture was named Zelda! :D

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    1. I think of it as a boy - don't know why...

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  6. It's perfect! I have no good vulture names though. I seem to remember a vulture in some cartoon I used to watch as a kid but of course the name escapes me at the moment. What else is new. ;P

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    1. I just Googled it ... it was Beaky Buzzard. That's a horrible name. Please don't use it. LOL

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    2. Ha - Beaky Buzzard. Funny. But I agree with you - A little lame.

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    3. Think that he was a "Woody Woodpecker" villain... derby-hat and a cigar...

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  7. Oh he's one good looking' dude! Is there a sealer on the wood or will it age? might look even cooler all gray and weathered! I come bearing no Vulture names either...ummmmm "Victor"?

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    1. He's metal and as you can see, rusting!

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  8. Hope that you and your are well dear Lady M....
    and thank you for your words of concern.... bless you... Stacey

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  9. Oh, I like him! In Swedish, 'Vulture' is 'Gam' and 'The Vulture' is 'Gamen' - so that's my suggestion :)

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  10. So to be fair I am choosing a name randomly. I have written them all on paper and have put them in my camera bag. And the winner is.....Dante!

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