Buttercup loves warm spring mornings… the smell of dew loaded grass, birds singing, and his favorite treat, buttercups, growing everywhere.
The Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral bird likes to sing lullabies, especially the Irish lullaby. He loves to gently sing in the evening, putting the forest slowly to sleep.
Oooooo this guy’s a true environmental pest. PT hides in phragmites marshes to gather up the seeds for spreading to other wetlands.
Phragmites is an invasive plant here on the East Coast and it has been choking out native species like the cattails.
Agate is a tiny Rock Terrier. He lives in a tiny rock cave with his family. He loves alpine strawberries, and he’s afraid of heights.
Murphy lives in a cottage on a moor. He loves tea and biscuits, clotted cream and salted caramel scones. And Shepherd’s pie.
Rascal is a Scottish Ridgeback fox who loves to swim and hunt for eels and fish. His ridgeback is often mistaken for his friend, Nessie.
It’s St Patrick’s Day….again. LOL It feels like St Patrick’s Day is Groundhog Day. Later on today I will be cooking my traditional meal. And I’ll make Irish soda bread and Irish Potatoes (candy). I grew up in Philadelphia and we always had Irish potato candy around St Patrick’s Day. Every candy shop carried them. Even the supermarkets carried them! The best, though, were the homemade ones. My kids could scarf up a batch of them in no time which meant I made them the night before or we wouldn’t have them for St Patrick’s Day.
Here is today’s sketchbook page…
Douglass the Irish Terrier loves to eat Irish potatoes and soda bread with raisins, digging holes and chasing leprechauns away from their pots of gold.
Argyle lives with a little old lady in a house built on stilts, at the edge of a marsh. His best friends are seagulls and killdeer.
Gus the Golddigger is a Leprechaun’s Familiar. Gus is very skilled in finding gold that is added his Leprechaun’s pot. He also loves worms.