Thursday, 7 July 2016

life and death

notice the Ears

 I'm not quite sure why these small creatures die, there are no obvious injuries. Yes I know there's something red in the top image, but no flesh wounds and if it was caught by another critter, it's been abandoned, lying there all on it's own on a narrow footpath. For me to see and record.
Perhaps with the heavy rains they're driven from their homes, like Holey Moley; I did not bring back the larger of the two mice, the tiny one was wrapped a comfrey, maybe not very comfy as it's actually a bit prickly, just thought about that, anyway he's resting between the two porcelain dogs, as can be seen in last photo; they are friendly that way
 spermatozoa from him to her, finally something's happening between those two
his final resting place



7 comments:

Dana said...

The first mouse has huge ears and the second a very substantial tail. You must have different rodent variations in Holland. The appearance of these little bodies is a reminder of the natural forces swirling around us all the time.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

the smaller one is a shrew; I'm not sure what the larger on is, it resembles a wood mouse and that would make sense as I spotted it in the woods (it also looks very much like house mouse, which is why hesitate)

Mo Crow said...

interesting how the hands weren't ready to hold through the cloth yet the spermatazoa are happily swimming

Nancy said...

I'm glad the dogs are like that. Your stitches speak...always love seeing them.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

haha, hadn't thought about that Mo!

very faithful doggies, with no where else to go......

deemallon said...

i'm so glad when these little corpses end up in your compassionate hands.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

well Dee, so are we