Saturday, 30 June 2012

Paddington Bear is Desperately Seeking Summer

Paddington meets a banana slug by smallgirl
It rains a lot in the West Coast Temperate Rainforest, which makes it so lush and green here, but sometimes Teddy Forest bears want to go to the beach instead of jump in puddles. At least the banana slugs are pleased, although Paddington looks unsure. Maybe tomorrow the sun will come out...or the next day...or the next day.

Wishing you sunshine, rainbows, and puddle-jumping fun!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Red Hot- A Teddy Forest Friend Restoration

Teddy Bear Restoration
Before
Do you have any old things that you made as a child that you can't bear to throw out? I do, especially if they happen to be bears! Red Hot, a failed Brownie Valentine's Day project, was battered and old with only one arm (yes, the sad white pom pom counts as an arm). Rather than banishing him to the landfill, everyone in Teddy Forest rallied together to fix him up. We hope that his transformation will inspire you to save some of your old friends (and just be satified with having old things) too.
On the operating table
Red Hot's New Look
Have a fantastic weekend and try to reuse and refurbish rather than throw out!
"I mean, perfect is a lot to expect from something, right? We all have our faults [...] If something doesn't work exactly right, or maybe needs some special treatment, you don't just throw it away. Everything can't be fully operational all the time. Sometimes, we need to have the patience to give something the little nudge it needs." from Keeping the Moon, by Sarah Dessen (in many ways, this book got me through highschool and contributed to who I am today)

Friday, 8 June 2012

West Coast Creature Feature- The Adorable Douglas Squirrel

Douglas Squirrell by smallgirl
These adorable little fellows inhabit west coast old growth forests from California to Alaska. They feast on the seeds in the cones of Douglas-fir, devour delicious mushrooms that thrive in the damp rainforest, and enjoy salmonberries in the spring and summer. Watching them frolicking in the forest is delightful and amusing.