Sunday, November 14, 2010

the promise of living

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
Aaron Copland (14 november 1900 -1990) composer & teacher

we have a couple new squirrels on avenue c - they are little, cute, sweet, active and still way too shy to pose for the mouse. based on their similar size and youth, I'm thinking these guys are sibs. from what I've observed, there are regional pockets where black squirrels are common, overall however, they seem somewhat unique.

kent, ohio is renown for their black squirrels - they even have an annual black squirrel festival - which I have to check out one year. friday we went to kent for a concert*. we tried to have dinner at a place called the black squirrel pub. unfortunately, when we got to the address we discovered the black squirrel pub was no longer in business (this is what happens when: #1 you** use the internet to find a place to eat; #2 you choose a place solely on its name, and #3 you don't call ahead to confirm said place is still in operation!) even though the black squirrel pub was no longer in business, there was another place at/near the same location and even though the name wasn't nearly as sweet as the black squirrel pub, the food was decent.

here in lakewood, there are quite a few black squirrels they mostly hang around lakewood park and close to the lake and the park; however, this fellow is an oddity in my neighborhood (1.25 miles south of lake erie as the crow flies, in case you are wondering). if you are curious, black squirrels aren't a separate species rather they are a melanistic subgroup of the eastern grey squirrel.

*great concert and if you have a chance to catch the flatlanders, do not hesitate to go - nothing like live music!

**you =me

aaron copland's the promise of living creatively set to old 8mm and 16mm reels - vid done by tfwhaling3, whoever he may be! thanks tf!


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Watson said...

An awesome video mouse! Cute squirrels too - I don't see many around here.

Kate Hanley said...

I spent all summer detesting the squirrels that ate my tomatoes and now you've made me like them again. Photo is fantastic!

ArtSparker said...

Now I want to see one...I wonder if there is an evolutionary advantage.