Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Zoo Promenade 2

Well, hello there, fancy meeting you on this trail! Nature’s great chandelier in the sky is sparkling all around us, and the breeze is hinting for us to follow it. Would you care to join me on a magical walk? Look there … do you see that vine covered arch? Just beyond it awaits an adventure. Come on—don’t be shy, the cute and wondrous inhabitants of the forest are always happy to have company, and to teach us a thing or two about life.

There are many wise eyes watching us from the treetops, but don’t fear, I’m right here with you.

Have you ever wondered what Yoda’s uncle might have looked like?
Yoda’s Uncle says: “Blind we are, if creation is destroyed by humanity.”

Oh, I almost forgot, handsome ‘Hairy’ promised me a photo shoot today! He’s the perfect gentleman, and so photogenic!

Hairy wanted me to add this photo of a very important message:

Do you know who Ganesh is? Ganesh is an elephant deity from India, who has a way with opening doors and eliminating obstacles. Let’s go see if we can find him!
Ganesh thought I should share this information:

Birds of a feather prey together …

Where did the wood go?

Boared …

Not amused …

Is it just me, or is nature’s art imitating life (look closely and you will see!) …

Ah, water, refreshing on a hot day, and teeming with surprises …


Which way should we go now?

Helping hooves …

*Yawn* I think it’s nap time …

Time to wake up!

Wow, what a wonderful day it has been. I’m so glad you could take a walk with me. Will you join me again sometime? Who knows where I will head to, but it will always be an adventure! 

Thank you Portland Zoo for an amazing and educational visit: http://www.orgegonzoo.org

Monday, July 9, 2012

Heat Wave

Argh, what can I say, I am not a person who does well in the heat. The sad part is where I live it isn't nearly as hot as the rest of the country, and let me tell you, I feel for them. I do not like hot weather and should have been born in Greenland, or the Hebrides. With that said, I will not be on my laptop as much, thusly, I will not be on the internet much until the end of August, at which time I come out of heat hibernation. At least this will give me time to catch up on some much needed writing. Some part of me is feeling like I'm letting my online friends down, but I really do need to get some serious writing and organizing done. I promise the fall will be spectacular and bring new freebie stories, and adventures. Just you wait and see (hint: I'm working on a few horror short stories!)!
I'll miss everyone until then. Stay cool folks and find a deep, dark cave and stock up on ice.
Cheers ...
Nishi Serrano

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Independance Day, and Anti-Boredom Month, and World UFO Day, and ...

This July might signify one of America’s favorite holidays—The Fourth of July, otherwise known as Independence Day—but did you know there are several unknown and even odd mini-celebrations the month through? Actually, most months have a few interesting and nearly never heard of holidays. For instance, July is also Anti-Boredom month, and July 2nd is world UFO day! Other strange and unusual days and month long celebrations in July are: Graham Cracker Day (July 5th—so break out the smores!), Cheer Up the Lonely Day (July 11th), National French Fries Day (July 13th—just in time for Walla-Walla onion rings!), Stick Your Tongue Out Day (July 19th), and National Hot Dog Month.
     If you do a quick search through the aether, you’ll find there is always something to celebrate in each and every month. So if your complaining about being bored, and don’t know what to do during this month of Anti-Boredom, then pick a few days to have a picnic or get together celebrating some of these odd holidays, like, why not go on a hot dog hop to all the doggie eateries you can find, guaranteed to be a fun, if not filling, time. And of course there is always fireworks and getting together with friends to eat rice-crispy treats on the fourth, and raise a beer (or cup of tea) to America and the Declaration of Independence. What are you doing this month to keep monotony at bay?