Saturday, January 17, 2009

Animal of a Different Sort

Did you see my very strange and unusual post on Sunshine and Lemonade?

Did you leave a comment to win the giveaway on Life with My 3 Boybarians?

Did you see the controversial reasons why you shouldn't move to Austin, Texas?



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On to today's post.

This weekend is Third Monday Trade Days in my neck of the woods.
And I love to go, take photos, browse and maybe buy a thing or two.

This is the coolest carved pelican I have ever seen.




It's carved from the root of a tree in Indonesia.
Possibly a bamboo tree?
Isn't that awesome?


Grab a camera, photograph a critter, and join us for Camera Critters on the weekend!


Camera Critters

31 comments:

Lynette said...

Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes
Guess I am just a Yes (wo)man.

Bruce said...

Very creative animal!

Kat said...

I like the wood carving...but the stringy part makes it look sickly :-)

I tried to leave you a comment on your uptake post - but after it ate my comment because I couldn't figure out the word verification thingie - TWICE - I gave up.

Grammy said...

Just amazing what people can create. Great photo!

Teena in Toronto said...

Cool carvings!

I played too :)

Captain Dumbass said...

Just don't put it near the fire place.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Looks like something you would find over here.

Carolina said...

Wow, he's cool! But he looks like he's lost some 'feahters'. Poor guy.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment.

Tootie said...

That is really a nice carving. I would love to have one of those. :-)

angie said...

That is a very cool pelican......will have to go check you out!

ratmammy said...

that's a crazy looking critter! good photo!

Mimi said...

His bristly part looks like it's molting!

david mcmahon said...

It's official - your pelican is a stroke of genius.

All the best for 2009 - I've been a slow starter because I was away on the west coast.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The carved pelican is very cool!

Jen said...

that is a very cool pelican

Susie said...

Those are so cool!

Scary Mommy said...

Very cool-- I love that type of thing. Off to check you out, you famous gal!

Anna said...

That's really neat. Some people have so much talent.

Ann said...

I love free (oops) flea markets. That would have been amazing.

Where have I been...this is a fun blog. :D

Garden Gnomes....hum! (Scratching the chin) I once fooled a friend into thinking I got my mom the seven dwarfs, but instead of the real faces we painted the grandchildren on each of them ...true story. I did end up telling the truth.

Babooshka said...

Lateral thinking critter. Great stuff.

Carletta said...

That is certainly different! It looks new and old at the same time.
Great find.

People with Cameras said...

That is so cool!

Maki said...

Wow! What a cool blog you have :)

Thank you so much for supporting my big day past Wednesday - It meant a lot to me...

I hope you're having a great weekend and stay in touch!!!

Dianne said...

wonderful carving!!

Justine said...

That's all you're going to share with us? WTF?

Justine :o )

Coachdad said...

That is a sweet pelican. Love the layout of your site. New to blogging and love reading other blogs. Glad I found yours.

Karen said...

That's a great photo of a really cool looking pelican !!!

About to pop over to S&L :-)

No, to the second question and I just took a look at the Austin thing. That's a rather interesting mayoral candidate!! :-)

fishing guy said...

Rhea: That is a neat critter capture. I liked all your doors above.

i beati said...

very unusual

Misty Dawn said...

That's the coolest carved pelican I've ever seen too! Wait - I guess it's officially the only carved pelican I've ever seen... but it's still COOL!

Manz said...

Hi and thanks for dropping by the GritFX blog! Glad you think Ella is beautiful - evidence that I'm not totally bias :)

I noticed that your latest post says that "I don't really do many memes anymore" - I hope you will still be doing the camera critters one - this is a very original approach to the theme!

I was lucky to visit Bali years, and years ago, and when I was there, I was captivated by the talent that carvers have - start with a block of wood and end up with something magic - I have great admiration for that!