Sunday, October 9, 2011

Yarntlers and the Gifts of Yesterday...

Yesterday afternoon was just lovely and so I went for a stroll in the woods. (Thank you, Mother Nature)
It's a little known fact that these woods have been inhabited for hundreds of years by the shy and humble Yarntelope. Being timid and wary, Yarntelopes are never sighted, but if one is truly lucky, and in the right place and at the right time, one may find lying amongst the forest undergrowth, a yarntler. Yarntelopes, like deer, shed their yarntlers once a year. We have lived here for 33 years and each time I have walked in our woods, I have searched for a yarntler. I did some research on Yarntelopes and yarntlers through our county's Historical Society and the last known find of a yarntler was January of  1906. You can well imagine my excitement and joy at finding this yarntler underneath the canopy of our forest.                    
  (The antler we have had for years. The yarn was attacked and mauled by my brother's cat when I was visiting him in Hawaii.
I have yet to decide if I can untangle and reclaim this lovely yarn.
Gordian Knot?
The tale of the Yarntelopes feeds my inner "brain gerbils" who 
constantly tell me to be silly.) 
So, let us be serious and enjoy the true beauty that Mother Nature
gave to me.
     Look at that beautiful sky.
It came out, finally, about 2:48 p.m.
Is this proof that my Temper Tantrum Text
to Mother Nature worked?
Who knows, but I am eternally grateful for one
afternoon of blue skies and shadows.
Check out what comes next.
While making the bed (points for me)
I spied this handsome boulder outside the bedroom window.
He obviously has a bespoke tailor.
Just look at that handsome coat
and can you see that fantastic boutonniere in his lapel?
      What magic.
(I think that I will hold onto to my fantasy
of Yarntelopes. I do find them to be
 cozy and lovable creatures..
and who other than
a small herd of Yartelopes
would have erased 3/4 of my original post?
They may be shy, quiet and unassuming,
but I know in my heart
that they have a good sense of humor.)
best to all, e.      


furrybees said...

How can you resist a creature called a yarntelope?

(Glad to see Mother Nature paid attention. A well-timed tantrum can sometimes be just the thing.)

Gretel said...

Oh Ellen, just for a few seconds you had me in the palm of your hand, believing in Yarntelopes! Am so glad you've had some respite from the rain. :)

henny said...

I'm not familiar with the Yartelope story. I just know Antelope :)
Enjoy to read your story Ellen...

Ginnie said...

Ellen, you need to get right over to Wikipedia and update their site on Yarntelopes. That very important info seems to be missing. The Loch Ness monster and Abominable Snowman are represented, and I think it's a shame that the Yarntelope hasn't had its story told.