In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A long-tail, but not Cassandra

I thought this was the notorious Cassandra I caught on film the other day. But Leroy d'Entemont, the shepherd, wrote me to say that I had got it wrong. This is a ram lamb he dropped off on the island with the other rams on December 22nd. Why the long tail? I wrote back. I was just lazy, Leroy said.
Leroy d'Entremont is probably the least lazy person I know. So that's what I get for focusing on one aspect of a creature -- in this case, its tail -- and thinking it told me all I needed to know.

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