Monday, September 27, 2010

Colour Mosaic Monday : Black

I almost forgot, this is the last colour - black - in the series at unglazed.  I'm going to miss that series - thanks so much to Jen for hosting!

The colour black made me think of the Orca whale watching expedition my husband and I joined in Victoria BC, when passing through on our anniversary cruise 1 1/2 years ago.  This photo mosaic looks a bit like a series of 3 postcards.
Orca whale watching
I really like the photo with the boat.  We were that close at times, too, so maybe they got such a neat photo of us in our bright orange zodiac too.  Exciting!  The bottom photo shows 3 dorsal fins.  The tall one apparently belonged to a juvenile male.  The other two to his mother, and sibling (too young to be sure if a brother or sister).  For more photos of that cruise and excursion, see this post from May 2009.

The colour black also made me think of my dear curly-haired rat Jenny.  Here she is shortly after bringing her home.  She's quite a bit bigger now, but just as sweet.
Curly haired hooded rat

Curly haired (rex) rat
I know that to anyone who has not experienced a pet rat, it sounds very strange, but we have been amazed at how clean and fun and gentle and affectionate our pet rats have turned out to be.  They are truly the hidden secret of the pet world - very much like puppies in rodent bodies.  If only they didn't have that tail which is a turn-off for most people.


SusanB-knits said...

Cute! Love your "black" post. You've gone from a huge whale to very small rat. I have never owned a rat so I don't know how they are as pets. I don't think I'd have room in my pool for a whale, lol. I'll just stick with my Yorkie.

Kate said...

Hey! We did that same thing in Victoria. :) It was sooo cool seeing those magnificent whales up close and personal. Babies, too. Fun post.

Jen said...

What an awesome sight to see at sea!

Carletta said...

From a very large mammal to a very small one - great 'black' post!

Thank you for your visit this past week. You have a lovely blog.

Garden Lily said...

Thanks to all for your comments.

Jen - You're a poet and perhaps didn't know it. :-)

Kelly said...

Ohhhhh.....I love your little rat. I had one when I was in college. He was the sweetest thing. I rescued him from the lab and he lived several more years. We also had pet mice. They were incredibly sweet too. My hubby found a white mouse at a hockey rink and brought him home and we took him to work. He was the office mouse for so long. Everyone loved our little mouse! It's so good to see someone else who loves rats/mice! :-)

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