a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Friday, January 22, 2016

Did You Know?


Little puff balls: the sparrows. Did you know that their average life span is only 2 or 3 years? That's so short. And yet, what a harsh life they have especially through the winter. So cold. But something else, I have learned about them: their feet. Wouldn't you think that sub-zero temperatures would severely damage those tiny appendages?
Apparently, there is a system of heat exchange between the  arteries and the veins. It's also the same for swans, for example, standing on iced-over water. Wish my feet had something like that!


Keep warm over the weekend.
Just two more months to Spring!

Sparrow Avenue, Beaver Pillow, available at Cedar Lake


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