You can’t hide your lion eyes
We were watching David Attenborough last week on the TV. This particular program was about lions. When the camera zoomed in on the lion’s eyes, hubby commented that Casey (our dog) has the same coloured eyes as a lion. At that point he started singing (hubby, not David Attenborough)
¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪ You can’t hide your lion eyes ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
If the kids (now adults) were there they would have groaned and said, “dad’s joke”. Now every time I look at Casey that song comes into my head.
Last year I blogged about Casey when I took a photograph and noticed my reflection in her eyes. I won’t bore you with the same pictures again, but if you’d like a memory jog they are in my Interesting Reflections post.
My main character in the novel Let Sleeping Gods Lie is obsessed with eyes. They say we insert a bit of ourselves into each of our characters, so I guess my eye obsession is revealed through this particular character. I wrote Let Sleeping Gods Lie soon after my hubby was assaulted and lost his left eye. I’m yet to write a blog post about that awful time, but the words will come one day.
Last week I tried (in vain) to get a picture of Green Ant eyes, but the bodies are far more interesting than those beady little eyes. Here’s my attempt:
I couldn’t get any closer because these little critters are savage and move fast. Their nests are made by sticking leaves together and they are highly defensive and will attack in numbers. I found myself doing the green ant dance to get them off me several times! The great thing about green ants is that they keep the birds away from the fruit.
You can also eat green ants (the abdomen). They are a good source of vitamin C, traditionally used by Aboriginal people. They have quite a refreshing citrus taste, so if you’re ever lost in the Australian bush…. (ahem – let’s hope not)
The next eye I captured was of a snake. I’m not telling you how I got this one and where it actually was in case my mother is reading. Hey mum – I’m safe! LOL
I made it smaller than my other pictures to lessen the shock value. If you want a
big shock close-up, just click on it. It’s just a friendly python 😯
Now I know what people mean when they say you’re giving me snake eyes.
I tried to get pictures of butterfly eyes, but they wouldn’t stay still like the snake.
Then I saw these two finches who refused to make eye contact with each other.
A male and female – lover’s tiff I imagine.
I received a message from WordPress last week.
Happy Three Year Blogging Anniversary!
I’ll skip away now singing…
¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪ Happy Anniversary Baby ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
Have a great week!