It’s that fun day when we fill in some words to form sentences. This idea was the brainchild of Ellen at 15 and Meowing and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.
MOL…have a fun day.
Did I ever tell you about the power of the Mountain Ash Tree? I didn’t! Well , grab a nip tea, pull up a blankie, listen and learn my friends. Comfy, good. How bout you Shoko? What do you know about the Mountain Ash? Not a heck of a lot Kali but mom said it was going to be a bad winter according to the Mountain Ash. What about the Mountain Ash made her think it was going to be a bad winter? The berries. There are like tons of red berries on it. I wonder how peeps found out the more berries on the Mountain Ash, the harder the winter? There is an Objibwa legend that explains how the berries came to be in the Mountain Ash tree.
Before Canada had a name, a severe and terrible winter set in. The temperatures plummeted to many degrees below freezing. There were huge drifts of snow wherever one looked.
While in search of food Indian hunters became terrified when they came across hundreds of dead birds and small animals. The Indians offered prayers to the Great Manitou.
The Great Spirit instructed them to take one drop of blood from each dead bird and small animal and smear it on the tree that meant life or death to their people. The Mountain Ash was the tree the bows and arrows were made from so they smeared the blood on the Mountain Ash as instructed by Manitou. The following morning the Mountain Ash bore thousands of berries. The birds and small animals that had survived were perched on the branches eating the life giving food.
What a tail you weave Kali, thanks for the info.
Today is another Selfie Sunday Blog hop, put on by The Cat on my Head blog.
Kali promised I could have the catnip Easter blanket for the week if she could do the pictures this weekend. I agreed with this cause you just wouldn’t believe how out of this world the catnip blankie is my friend.
Now, Kali has been practicing most of the week but. alas, she is no better at snapping the pictures. She always looks a little odd in her pictures…like parts of her are really big….oh well she tries but without success. I gotta give her “E” for effort.
We were so excited….we had won something. Last year we won a book from The Cat on my Head and this year we entered a contest put on by 15 and Meowing.com and won. We hurried mom along and she eventually tore the envelope open.
Look at the blankie and toys mom! Woohoo…we needed a new blankie our old one fell apart.
Here is Kali enjoying the toys and me laying like a princess on the blankie. Mom found where Ellen made a velcro opening to put catnip in and she put the nip she dried from last year. Holy Cat!! What a beautiful aroma.