Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flowers for Billy & Doris

Here is the vimeo link for the video https://vimeo.com/76459169

Here is the stop motion video I did for class.  It is of Miss Pat getting flowers for her mom and dad (Billy & Doris).  There are happy and sad moments.  It shows her journey from an outsider looking at her and her line of sight.  I had a very nice day, spending time with her, helping her get the flowers, and  making the stopmotion video.  This is my first try... I think there will be more to come.

Thank you to Friendly Floriest of Siler City and Pat Byerly

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wooly Worm!

The wooly worm is a caterpillar/larvae of the Isabella tiger moth.  It has thirteen black and amber segments which correspond with the thirteen weeks of winter.  It is believed that the severity of the winter can be predicted by the intensity of the black on the wooly worm.  In the American Northeast, it is believed that if it is more amber brown that black, it will be a fair winter.  Therefore if its body is more black, the winter will be harsh.  There is a festival in Banner Elk, the third weekend in October to celebrate the wooly worm.  This will be my first year to go.  And I am looking forward to the crafts, food, fun, and wooly worm games.


I meet Janie this weekend. She is a sweet natured Bethlehem Donkey that lives on a farm in Caswell County.  Janie is a lovely pet and protector.  She meet me at the gate, sized me up, and walked me around the pasture to ensure the cows would not kick me.  A Bethlehem donkey has a cross naturally shaded in its fur, across the shoulders and down the back.  The legend of this wonderful creature is that it carried Mary to Bethlehem and on the trip to Egypt.  It is also believed that it carried Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.