We’re quickly nearing the close of our Bird Love Blogiversary month, but it just didn’t seem right to wrap up the month of June without a bit of adventure and one last giveaway (details at the end of the post). So button up your khaki shirt, pull on your wide-brimmed canvas hat, and keep those binoculars handy. We’re going on a SAFARI, and you never know what we may find.
Now, very quietly, look through those bushes.
No—those bushes over there.
Do you see that?! (Shh! Whisper!) It’s a creature very rare in this geographical area.
A shy animal, usually content to travel alone. Prefers leafy shade.
You’d think his blue coloring would make him stand out, but it’s actually very reliable camouflage.
Ah, there he is! (Bless his heart, he thinks we can’t see him behind that tree. Stay quiet so he’s not frightened.)
Oh my goodness, what an incredible sighting! He’s coming over here! Keep your hands inside the jeep, everyone. They’re gentle creatures, but you still need to be careful.
Note the patterning in his ears and underbelly. This aids in his symbiotic relationship with birds.
Now, watch closely: I believe he’s returning to his den.
Well my stars. It’s really happening! We may be the first people to see the elusive blue rhinoceros engaging in what until now was thought to be a scientific myth!
It’s a blue rhino READING!
I’d heard of this mystery, but I wouldn’t have believed it possible. And look at his reading choice: Kirigami Menagerie’s project instructions for the Ostrich. Even our blue friend understands the importance of Lark’s Bird Love Blogiversary.
Why, look at that. He’s reading about birds in every one of those books!
You, too, can read the books our friend is reading AND you could become the happy owner of this darling rhino, handmade by Leah Wickett of ElJay Plushie on Etsy. To learn more about Leah, please visit her shop and her Facebook page.
We’re inviting you on the safari with a giveaway of this too-cute handmade rhino AND seven Lark titles that celebrate Lark’s Bird Love Blogiversary! (These seven books are: 500 Animals in Clay; Homemade Living Keeping Chickens; Craft Hope; Fantastic Recycled Plastic; 101 Snappy Fashions; Kirigami Menagerie; and 45 Quilt Blocks: Animals.)
To enter for a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 5th. Any comment is fine—though we’d love to hear what birds you find on a safari through your house. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and notified by Friday, July 8. Click here for the official rules.
The giveaway is now closed–thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winner, beachbrights!
Well folks, I think it’s time to bid our friend adieu. What a magnificent thing: a blue rhino who reads. So long, crafty critter. And thanks, Leah, for sharing your creativity with us! We hope whomever wins this bundle of books and friendly rhino loves him as much as we do.