Your Animal Spirit for Today
October 30, 2013
Porcupine has appeared in your reading today to bring a message of innocence and trust. Although Porcupine can throw quills when cornered, he is gentle, loving, and non-aggressive. Is there an area of your life that need Porcupine energy? Have you lost the ability to trust??
||Age:||Ten years old
|Home:||West Virginia, USA
MuffinMarie came to me in a bucket along with her siblings. That litter was found under a trailer after their mom was hit and killed by a car. MuffinMarie has a middle name because she is a female RED tabby and most red tabbies are male so we didn’t want there to be any question. She is special as she not only doesn’t mind the car, but enjoys it. She is my constant companion on long road trips. She sits on my lap in the front seat for the entire trip which lasts seven to eight hours. When we make a rest stop, she jumps down below the seat while the car stops. Then when we resume traveling, up she comes to her favorite spot.
Every morning and evening she and I share strips of meat and cheese called “sandwiches.” We also share conversations. I talk – she eats and purrs. I love my MuffinMarie.
Crabapples in Snow
December 26, 2011
These festive looking crabapples were photographed near Sidney, New York, after an impressive, early-season snowfall. On October 29, 2011, a strong nor’easter dumped as much as 24 in (61 cm) of snow in interior, upland areas of New England and New York. Higher elevations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia were also snow covered. October snowfall in the northeast U.S. isn’t really rare; neither are nor’easters in October, but this storm was a record setter in that it produced so much snow so early in the season. The 4 in (10 cm) of snow that fell near Sidney melted away rather quickly — temperatures were well above freezing the day following the storm when this photo was taken. However, the added mass of snow on many trees still holding onto their leaves caused considerable limb damage and seriously compromised electrical power. Some unlucky residents in Connecticut were without electricity two weeks after the storm departed.