Life can be so weird and wonderful!
I'll start with the wonderful. I'd mentioned about a week ago that I bought myself a cd when I was at the State Fair. Well, turns out I got oh so much more for a semi-impulsive buy than I could have ever imagined. What a blessing! The ninth track caught my attention the second time I heard the cd, and by the time I listened to it on Saturday, I knew I had finally found Geren's song. Simply wonderful to have found it at last, and what delicious timing too, as it was September of 1993 that I first drew Geren--just about exactly on the 15-year mark! I've been stuffing myself with listening to various renditions on-line, and I updated my characters music post I did for Shanra a couple of years ago accordingly. What a huge, huge blessing! =D
And then there's the just plain weird. This morning, I glanced in the cat room and noticed Shado in an odd hunched pose, as if he'd been velcroed to the side of the cat tower. Caught a glimpse of a shadow against the window, and looked outside to see...a wild turkey! Couldn't believe my eyes for a moment--there's no end of good turkey habitat on the other side of the highway, but I'd have never dreamed of seeing them on my side of town. Went pelting over to get my camera, and used the zoom to get a shot of him but when I got closer to the window, he caught sight of me--they ALL caught sight of me; apparently there were FIVE wild turkeys poking around in the gravel by my windows. The sun-glare off the window glass and screen and into the camera made for some pretty cruddy shots, but at least I got one as they all bustled out of the yard and around the corner. Just incredible! I think the only local animals that would have startled me more would be a fox or a pheasant. They looked like a batch of young'uns born this year, though I didn't get enough of a glimpse to see if a parent was with them.
What a weekend! =)
Eeeee! That's wonderful that you've found Geren's song! ^-^ I can't listen to it right now since Milka's finally gone to sleep and would wake up/silent and would start barking again, but I definitely will! Such a pity so many of the sound samples aren't available anymore, really. There'd be something lovely in hearing them now that I know the characters better. ^-^ *hugs* And great timing too! ^-^
*laughs at the turkeys* There's no chance they escaped from someone's yard then? *curious, at least presumes one could keep wild turkeys despite the name*
It is! It was stuck in my head most of the morning. =)
I went and scavenged up a few replacements, but there's no way I'll find anything out there for t'DoL and Harai's songs *sigh*. They're far too obscure. It was a bit frustrating checking those links yesterday and finding that out--I loved using Amazon to preview music, but now they just want to sell MP3 downloads.
Oh, no. Domestic turkeys raised for food are (usually) white and MUCH bigger than the wild variety. And much more dumb than the wild variety! I know people keep chickens and peacocks and guinea fowl, though I'm guessing it's not allowed in this part of town, but I haven't heard of somebody keeping wild turkeys--my guess is it might be illegal. Shado must have been staying still enough or looked scrawny enough they weren't afraid of him!
My goodness, those birds look enormous! No wonder Shado had such an odd reaction.
The character music post looks like a wonderful idea. Perhaps it would be good to gather all of my snippets together into a proper list. Make it easier to find.
I noticed you have a Within Temptation song listed. I do enjoy a lot of their music, but I've never heard that one. I might have to see if I can get Sahaquiel to track it down for me.
*hugs* Hope the rest of your weekend goes well.
*laughs* He likes birdwatching, but those birds were bigger than him!
I'd love to see it if you ever do make a post like that!
That song is one Shanra gave me; it's from their 'Mother Earth' cd. And I just found a snippet somewhere else on Amazon! *runs off to update post again*
It's been wonderful and interesting and it's going to be fun just bumming around home today. =)