Avalon that is so sad about your husbands friend, are they sure it was an accident when poachers are involved?
I'm going to Stone Mountain for the Highland Games. I have been working there all week. Friday night is a dance, Saturday and Sunday I'll be dancing during the games, and then Saturday night my daughter and I will go to the Tartan Ball. It will be a very busy weekend and I hope to meet Gwynhwyvar.
The investigation is not over yet for sure.But from what little we know is that our friend was on his land duck hunting himself with others, friends and family. And this guy just pulled over by the road with a 22 caliber and just went where they were. He took our friend for a duck and shot him in his cache and when he realized what he'd done just abandonned the gun and ran away. The others saw him and ran after him but he got in his car but they had time to take the plate number and they arrest him. That's all we know for now. Is it all true? Only God knows. And yes it's really sad. In my eyes poachers are murderers with no respect for nature and human life.Thank you for your consideration gwenlee and I wish you a lot of fun this week-end at Stone Mountain and that you'll meet Gwynhwyvar. Hope you have nice weather.
Lady of Avalon - that is so sad about your husbands friend. OUr prayers are with you and his family. Yes, I too will be going to Stone Mountain and enjoying the games and fellowship. Meeting up with old friends and meeting new ones such as Gwenlee. Y'all all have a wonderul weekend. Jennie
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."" Psalm 91:1-2
"Be what you would seem to be--or, if you'd like it put more simply--Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise." from "Alice in Wonderland"
LoA, so sorry to hear about your husband's friend...Right now it's not safe for anyone to be in the woods with all the hunting going on. We have signs up, NO Hunting, No Trespassing and people pay no attention. I love to go walking in the woods this time of year, but I don't want to take that chance of getting shot.
I hope everyone has a great week end, it's back to work for me Sat. and Sun.
Thanks Rindy and thanks maggie...yes so true nothing is safe anymore. A simple and relaxing walk into the woods can turn tragic.
We are surrounde by woods here and it's been like that for many many years that at this time of year it's hunting season and we hear gun shot all the times.
Where there is farmland and woods I think it is more appropriate to hunt but not when houses are near. You never know when a ball could be lost and end up in your face in your own house. I think there is more and more poachers and it's out of control.
To you Ladies I wish you both a great and safe week-end.LOA
Not much planned at all. My son came back from France where his company participated in an exchange of trainees and apprentices. They spent a week with French ones in Normandy and in January the French will come over here for a week. They had a great time. I'm having a great time, too ... ...with all the laundry that has to be done now. So my washing machine and I are very busy today.
I might go out for a party tonight but if I was sensible I better stayed at home to try to get rid of that chest cold that is still pestering me. So maybe I will end up snuggled in on the sofa in front of the TV set with a fine toddy and my cat warming my feet...
"Now here's my secret", said the fox, "it is very simple. It is only with ones heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
("The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
"The soul would have no rainbow, if the eye had no tears." (Native American Proverb)
Sitting here doing my usual Saturday chore -- grading papers. But tomorrow I'm going up the Hudson with a friend just to get the heck out of the city and see if any foliage is fit to look at yet. Hardly any leaf color in the city.
LOA, wanted to express my sorrow over your husband's friend.
Been trying to learn Adobe Photoshop. Never thought I would learn a licking thing on that program, but I finally am and totally addicted! So been working on some post-processing on photos. Also been trying to catch up on much needed old emails....ugh! I am so behind.
Tomorrow we have a big day at church, with a BBQ and all. So I am taking photos for that and everything else happening that day.
Also been working on 18thc research, but then when am I never doing that?! LOL