Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Holes in the story



At my sister's house, insects lined up for dinner in order of descending appetites.



At my sister's house, mice held a Scherenschnitte party, but it was interrupted at an early stage.



At my sister's house, pixies were unhappy with their needlework, and unthreaded all the leaves.

14 comments:

bobbie said...

Isn't it fascinating? I like your last guess.

roosterhen said...

Man- the way some folks get all fancy and erudite, and throw out words like Scherenschnitte.... Critters around here have paper punch parties quite often, but I don't think they've ever thrown a Scherenschnitte party...


Great post and pics!

robin andrea said...

I would have never imagined the pixies unthreading the leaves like that, but I think you've got that just about right. Wonderful!

euthymic said...

i must see your sister's house -- er leaves -- someday ha ha

Dave said...

Splendid post, from the title on down!

Anne-Marie said...

Isn't nature amazing? Someday you will catch them red handed and see how they really do it! Your guesses cracked me up though!

swamp4me said...

Aw man, I had to look up Scherenschnitte (pronounced shair-en-shnit-teh, I learned). Love the pics -- descending order of appetite is my personal favorite.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love new words, and Scherenschnitte is my one for today. When I did a Web search, I found that Scherenschnitte parties are all the rage among young women.

So, thanks for a new word and for the observant pictures. I must admit, it will be a little difficult for me to work this new word into my vocabulary. Maybe in the garden I will find some little insect-punched plant and spring it on my husband. (BTW, he will probably know what it means.)

pablo said...

I have a guess about what really happened, but I won't spoil the fun.

Rurality said...

Oops, I didn't realize that Scherenschnitte was such an unusual word. Don't y'all watch Carol Duvall?!

Bobbie, yeah those pixies are such perfectionists!

Grace, it's all Carol Duvall's fault...

Robin, I forgot to ask my sister if they ever came back to finish.

Euthymic, more posts from my sister's house coming up soon!

Dave, thanks!

Anne-Marie, I would love to know what was really doing this.

Swamp4me, got to use those dictionary muscles or they get flabby. :)

NCMW, oh all you non-crafters need to watch Carol Duvall now and then! I'll admit I've never tried much paper-cutting though.

Pablo, tell, tell! I have no idea, really.

lisa said...

Love your guesses! I must admit, if that's a slug, he's so organized it's scary! Maybe you have a "Charlotte's Web" kind of message board going on.

mon@rch said...

Love your holes! :)

Anil P said...

Intriguing.

cyndy said...

I love the things you notice, and the way you think about them. Thanks for making me smile today.