fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying, Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird: to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity
Saturday, November 15, 2008
There are a few wildfires in the surrounding areas (our family faces no danger). But look at this layer of smoke. This is the middle of the day. The sky would otherwise be perfectly blue, cloudless. That ribbon of bright white on the horizon is the daylight.