Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Photo Friday- fuzzy

I couldn't decide what to post for fuzzy -I had hoped to find some processional caterpillars of the moth , Thaumetopoea pityocampa , [if i could have done so safely] but none of the pines I've seen had any caterpillars in evidence. There were some official notices warning people with small children and dogs to beware of the caterpillars since its currently processional caterpillar season.
The caterpillar hairs are a very potent irritant and can cause dermatitis, eye irritation and extreme allergic reactions in humans and animals who touch the insect bodies.

In the end I decided to post a macro photo of our cat, Gandalf's little pink nose and fuzzy cheeks.

This is the owner of the nose, blissfully asleep . I fiddled with the colour -his nose is really as pink as in the macro photo.


Ian said...

Hi there,

I came across your blog while researching English language bookshops in France, because I am an author who lives here. I had great fun running around your blog, so thank you.

I have a book coming out in May (A PLACE IN MY COUNTRY) and thought it would be fun to travel around France promoting it, rather than England.

I was wondering if you knew of any English language bookshops in your part of the world and had any contacts/email addresses of people whom I might contact?

You might also be interested in my own blog, which is a little unusual - details below.

Many thanks for your help, and I look forward to hearing from you,

With kind regards,


natural attrill said...

Cute nose!

Brett said...

Love your work, fantastic.

caff said...

Just got back from holiday in Tenerife where we were fascinated by birds that fly high in the skty (at night) and sound like Mr Punch. Googled 'Tenerife', 'birds' & 'Mr Punch' and your blog appeared - love the photos so just thought I'd say. If you happen to know what those birds are plet me know - you might just think me mad!! Caff

Magpie Magic said...

Gandalf is so cute, very unlike his namesake. :-)


Sophie said...

Gandalph is a cutie!!!!