Sunday, February 13, 2005

Weekend update

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

The Mile Square Park archery range was still pretty marshy from yesterday's rains. The good side of that is there was ample parking and I had the entire range to myself. I broke one arrow beyond repair, so I cut it off short to use as a hat ornament. I shot 100 arrows from the 20, 30 and 40 yard markers. I didn't even hit the paper plate from 40. Definately have to try that before my hand gets fatigued.

I've been staring at this one large canteen gourd all day, trying to figure out how to paint a band of horses around it's girth.

I watched a PBS special on giraffes today. Learned some facts I didn't know, like when a baby is born, his soft horns are plastered to his head, so as to make delivery easier. And the hooves have a soft gelatin all around them. Baby giraffes have to stand within the first 20 minutes of birth to protect them from predators. Giraffes communicate with a series of sounds so low we cannot hear them with human ears. The sounds carry over great distance to other giraffes. A giraffe's heart is 2 feet long.

Well, that's how my weekend went. Hope you all had a good one.

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