I have way too many interests. So many in fact that there are not enough hours in the days, weeks, months and years to devote sufficient time to each of them. Most folks know that I'm a classic film nut, that I love to cook and bake and I'm often found with nose stuck in a good book. But those are only my biggest passions. There are lots and lots of other things that fascinate me. And I mean lots.
I thought I'd share some of my quirky interests in a new series on this blog called Quelle Quirks. This is heavily inspired by fellow blogger Bev's Weird Admissions series in which she confessions different personality quirks. Her blog is private but you can check out her wonderful Etsy shop La Paperie & Cozy which is filled with excellent Handmade Leather Journals.
I simply adore wolves.They are by far my favorite animal. When I was a teenager, I didn't have posters of rock or film stars on my wall. My walls were covered in posters and artwork of wild animals, especially wolves. I had wolf posters, plush wolves, wolf t-shirts, wolf figurines, books on wolves, I even made a leather key-chain in school with a wolf pattern on it. At one point in my teen years, I had "adopted" a wolf and went to a captive wolf sanctuary in my state. My dream had always been to study wolves in the wild, but alas that was not meant to be. I had hoped desperately that when I went to Alberta to visit my aunt and uncle that I would see a wild wolf when we visited Jasper and Banff, two towns situated in the Rocky Mountains. I saw lots of wild animals on my trip there but no wolves.
Last night I saw a documentary on PBS called Radioactive Wolves. It was about the thriving wolf population (and wildlife population in general) in the abandoned Chernobyl Zone of the Ukraine and Belarus. You can watch one of the chapters of the documentary below or watch the whole thing on the PBS website. Seeing the documentary reminded me how much I loved this beautiful and often misunderstood animal.