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Thursday, May 17, 2012

such beauty in nature!

Yesterday afternoon I needed to pick up the wife but had a few minutes on the way, so Penny and I stopped at Cornell we so often do!  I found this little squirrel skull just lying there (or is it a bunny?) It has these tiny little teeth on there....found 2 four leaf clovers too....
below you can see Penny at the pond...we saw at least 3 goose families with their babies.  Canadian geese are really vigilant parents!  The little babies are usually between the 2 parents who are busy looking all case a beagle is coming....

(ginger jars drying in the sun above--Barbara gor me thinking ginger jars this week! Also Godzilla mugs, version 2.0 in progress...)
One day last week I was thinking about it and decided to make a mug that is, well, Godzilla.  Tail is the handle and such, enormous size for your pint of beer...this is the first version below, on sale now at my etsy gallery!
huge dragon mug


smartcat said...

Like those mugs and ginger jars.

I had a small animal skeleton once....fascinating.

Joe Troncale said...

Really cool jars!
And Godzilla mugs are fearsome!
Was the squirrel one of Godzilla's victims? You should keep him better in check!

Barbara Rogers said...

Great ginger jars. Now do/did people really keep their ginger in a ginger jar? I like mine chocolate covered actually, and that would be lots of lovely candy. But I wonder about the fresh ginger not getting moldy in a jar. Perhaps the candied kind (thinking like me). Thanks for stealing my idea, before you even saw my little jar, which is mainly the lid style, not the whole jar. I really don't mind sharing ideas, as you probably already know, being in a community studio makes that happen all the time.

-Rob, Simple Circle Studios said...

killer jars man! I never really understood the whole "ginger jar" thing either. What was it used for? Was it really any different than other covered jars? I suppose I could do a little research.

Michèle Hastings said...

that was walk was quite and adventure and how COOL to find that tiny skull... did you leave it there or take it home?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

the skull is MINE!

Lori Buff said...

The elephant on the lid looks so happy I can't imagine seeing him in your kitchen and not smiling.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Those jars are very cool and I'll have to be sure Jenny sees the Godzilla mugs as they would be great for her hubby. I have a huge amount of envy for your walks on the Cornell campus. It always looks so beautiful!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

IT IS so beautiful at Cornell and I am going over there again now :) I have made many ginger jars in the past, perhaps not recently, and they are a classic form from many hundreds of years of practice. Thank you again Barbara for reminding me of their beauty :)

Joyful Things said...

Love the ginger jars and the elephants smile! That skull has a long nose - maybe it was a skunk ?

Julia said...

The ginger jars are very cool!

Hilary said...

Aww poor little dead critter. Did you keep the skull?

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love mama and papa geese...wish all parents were vigilant like that. :)
Godzilla? That is too cool Gary!

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