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

Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's going to happen.

The same instant the ultrasound technician announced "girl", I knew this was coming. Sure as the labor a few months later, I knew I'd end up here a few years later.

Of course, I resisted. What can I say? Of course, I understand the whole overpriced thing and the whole "it's just a doll" thing and the whole "Target has similar ones for twenty bucks" thing. I get it. And yet, we got Julie. I like to think my mother, who passed away many years ago, bought this doll for Anna. She would have loved doing that for her granddaughter. So, in my mind, she did. She was whispering in my ear to go ahead and give the girl a special gift from her grandmother.

And look at all the pretty little American girls and their pretty little American Girl dolls.

And Julie has been lovingly received by her dolly mommy. 

Girls, American and otherwise, rock.

Monday, April 27, 2009



Romain Blanquart's photogrpahy is some of the best I have seen in a long time. The kind that makes me what to throw my camera in the corner.

But, oh, beauty and love and pain and joy and sadness.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Just four days ago...

...these guys were balls of fluff. Today, they look ready to fledge.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Let's go! Today, to Chinatown.

Get that, Jack?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Look who's here...

Three. I count three little nestlings. Already growing out of their baby fluff.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Conspiracy theory

"I think the Easter Bunny spies on us."

"Oh yeah?"

"Yeah, because Jack needed a wallet and he got a wallet and I wanted things for my fairy garden and I got things for my fairy garden."

"Makes sense."

"Or... or the raccoons and the opossums spy on us and then tell the Easter Bunny."

I always was kind of suspicious of those opossums' beady little eyes...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Many blessings

What a beautiful day to celebrate new life and renewal.

The wild daisies are starting to take over a certain field where they reign supreme for several weeks. Members of the court include the lady bugs.

Happy Easter and Blessed Passover.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Springing by me wee blog...

I've been pretty much holed up during this beautiful time, working on something for you. But I did want to share this visitor under the front eaves with you. She's here on maternity leave.

This visitor inspired my fledgling to let these little birds nest among the thread cones.

And, as far as Easter preparations, from Etsy, I have a rabbit. A gladiator rabbit. He has protective metal pointy things on his ear tips. Pretty cool, huh? His sad story can be read here.

Have a glorious day!


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