Riki

Riki

Sad to say we lost our cat Riki yesterday. She had a long and adventurous life of 16 years. I found her at the Oakville Humane Society when she was 12 weeks old – they said she was sickly and might not live long. She sure showed them! A true greeter cat, Riki loved everyone she met. Here is an image I posted in 2009 of her helping in the garden.

© Sheila Creighton 2012

White Peony

White Peony

Here is another image from June 2010. Sorry I have not been very responsive lately. Things have been crazy busy. The Peony is native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America. It was named for Paeon, a student of the Greek god of medicine and healing, Asclepius. Zeus saved Paeon from the jealous wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower. In China, the peony is symbolic of riches and honour.

© Sheila Creighton 2012

Harris Hawk

Harris Hawk

Here is an image I originally posted on June 6th 2010. A majestic Harris Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus, seen at the Salthaven Wildlife Rehab and Educaion display at Fleetwood County Cruise-In, June 5, 2010. The Harris Hawk is native to the southwestern United States and south to central South America. It is famous for its remarkable behavior of hunting cooperatively – most raptors are solitary hunters. Salthaven in Mt. Bridges, Ontario does wonderful work saving injured wildlife. Their website is http://www.salthaven.org.

© Sheila Creighton 2012