Sunday, May 4, 2008

No Sheep...No Wool...

This was the weekend of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. What beautiful weather they had! Not too hot, not too cool, just right, Goldilocks! I didn't make it down there this year. Hopefully next year. [fingers crossed] This year, I had to work on Saturday. There was an Eco-Fair on the grounds. It was a nice event, but I would have rather been at MDS&W!

I might not have seen any sheep or wool this weekend, but I did see feathers. As I was working my way around the museum, cleaning sticky fingerprints off the glass, I saw this big guy:

He was actually pecking on the glass. I ran back to the office to get my camera, and by the time I got back, he had moved away. (It's a looooong way from this spot in the museum to the library and back!) What could have interested him so much in that particular window of the museum?

A fellow feathered friend!
I kid you not. This is one of the windows where milk glass is on display, and there are several "Hen on Nest" covered boxes. I think Mr. Goose was trying to make a friend! I guess he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, if you get my drift.

Speaking of geese, my friend Pat spotted a goose on the roof of the museum. Again, I had to get my camera (I'm always thinking of my blog buddies!) and Pat and I went up onto the roof to investigate. At first we though these two dumb birds errr, beautiful creatures made a nest on the roof, but no, that pile of crap is just one of the roof drains. You might ask if that crap is clogging the drain... I would have to say that it is, but there is no way I was going to venture that close to the edge of the roof. I mean, get too close to the edge and that first step is a doozey!

Here is a shot of the vendors setting up for the Eco-Fair in front of the museum.
That shot was taken about a half hour before we opened. A couple of hours later, this is how it looked (from the ground).
A good time was had by all, but nary a sheep in sight. [Sigh]

5 comments:

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

No sheep for you! :)

chanknits said...

No sheep for me either. Maybe we can both go next year...

Nichole said...

The NH Sheep & Wool is this weekend.... if you care to make a road trip??

Donna said...

I love your blog. Your posts are so interesting and you always make me laugh. Your pictures are great and make me feel ashamed that I don't take more pictures :0( I will try to reform. Oliver sends woof wishes to Tara and Emma the amazing turtle trackers.

Criquette said...

Who needs wool when you have feathers?