Wednesday, May 11, 2011

He's Cute, But His Teeth Need a Little Work.

Typical boy pig with his grubby nose...and hairy ears
My sister Bee is a great photographer.  These 3 pictures are her work. Unlike me who prefers to photograph cake and pie and  mundane household items, she's the wildlife photographer in the family.  She's always liked the animals.  

When we were young children living in Kenya, she used to pour water down the burrows to make the tarantulas come out of their holes........Horrible Child!  She was the one to be bitten by animals she was trying to save, and spent a good part of her life delivering race horses.  When I was 16, I took a bus to Kentucky from Toronto, to spend the  summer with her and to work on a breeding farm.....on a breeding farm someone had the job of washing the Stallions private parts before the breeding took place.  As a shy 16 year old, I refused that task.....and was horrifyed for the person delegated that task.

.Our only source of transportation was a golf cart, which we would ride to town for groceries.  It was a fascinating part of the South....We were in Hillbilly country......I saw a side of life, I will likely never see again.......oh the adventures in Kentucky.........

The peacocks are lovey-dovey this time of year.

I love the colours in this photo...the background mirrors the hawks colours.
Photos by Belinda Wagg

18 comments:

  1. How gorgeous. I always get a thrill when I spot a red-tail hawk. They're so beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful photos.
    But now I'm in the mood for bacon.
    Your Friend, m.

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  3. These photos are amazing!

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  4. The pigs ears look like angels wings! and he does have a pretty cute face. Great photos. Does your sister still work with horses and does she still offer you the best jobs?

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  5. Speaking of Hillbilly's, You should watch the documentary "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia" Check it out on youtube....oh my, if your experience was anything like what I watched on that documentary it would be amazing you survived down south.

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  6. Amazing pictures...oh the first one too sweet !!....xxx...

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  7. What a cute story! I laughed at the washing of the stallions..I can remeber the first time I saw a horse's 'parts', a horse who was in the mood, no less. At the tender age of 14, I was horrified by the sheer size!

    Love the pig photo ~ I have a soft spot for those guys!

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  8. What gorgeous photos! The pig is too cute and the colors of the peacocks are so vivid but, I especially love the one of the hawk.

    ~ Tracy

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous photographs. Bee has great talent and I adore the photo of the peacocks.

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  10. Oh, I envy her these lovely photos! I was thinking the other day, if I was young and wanting to know what I wanted to be when I grew up, it would be a wildlife photographer.
    Brenda

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  11. Fabulous photos! Chania, I think one of the great things about blogging is sharing little bits of other people's lives!

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  12. I read the title and thought you were talking about me! Great photos.

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  13. Your sister's pictures are great. I just love the pig, I have always thought they were so cute. What wonderful memories to have.

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  14. Only you would mix gorgeous photos with tales of animal private parts pre- breeding..lol

    why I keep coming back ....hahaha
    x
    z

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  15. The peacock photo is incredible. Had to laugh at your Kentucky story. Imagine cleaning a horses *ahem* for a job. I knew of someone who had a job of whistling to make the racehorses wee, so they could have urine samples for drug tests. Whistling and wee, what a strange job too!
    Excellent photography skills your sister possesses.

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  16. Love that last photo - gorgeous colours ... and the look!

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  17. What beautiful pictures and fascinating tales. You have led a life, Chania! Ann

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  18. That hawk photo is incredible! I love it. The pig is also awsome. I don't think that is a hog I would mess with:) Thanks for sharing your sister's photos and her story. I enjoyed them both.

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I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania