Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Another Wednesday

I don't know how many of you Torontonians read today's Toronto Star, but if you did, you were probably also impressed by this beautiful photograph.

Unfortunately, as you can see by the headline, it is something beautiful that we may soon lose due to global warming and rising sea levels.

This is what was written underneath the photo: "A spectacular rock formation on the Northern Irish coast could soon become difficult to access because of erosion and flooding over this century, the National Trust warns. The causeway comprises about 40,000 interlocking mostly hexagonal basalt columns formed by volcanic activity. More than half a million tourists visit each year. Celtic legend says giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool) built the causeway as stepping stones across to Scotland."

Personally, I would be more inclined to believe that Finn MacCool made the "more than 40,000 interlocking ... hexagonal basalt columns" than to think they were formed by "volcanic activity". But, hey, that's just me!

Seriously, it is a beautiful photograph of a magical place. How sad that we have to lose it along with all the other stuff we are supposed to be losing during this new century.

Today was a quiet day for me and miz k.d. She ended up sitting in the chair near my computer for quite some time.

She was sitting in her favourite position: hanging over the arm of the chair with her legs stuck straight out in front of her. It looks terribly uncomfortable, but she has been sitting this way since she was a kitten.

It was fun to have a live model for a change -- and best of all, she only charged a few kitty treats!

I have also been working on a new icon of the Archangel Michael. I will probably be posting my first draft on Friday. As you may recall, I did of drawing of St. Michael a number of weeks ago but this new one is quite different -- as you will soon see.

Wishing you all much peace and joy.

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