I got back from TNNA bringing home primarily a nasty case of bronchitis. I had a good laugh when I saw this in my hotel room – it didn’t smell like sesame seeds.
I had a giddy moment of being star struck – I got to meet and chat with Barbara Walker, mostly about our shared New Jersey life and her new book:
Speaking of new books, my other thrill was seeing one of my designs on the cover of a new book, due out in September, by the fabulous Gale Zucker:
And on the home front, the hawk babies took their first flights last week and are now exploring the yard and the ‘hood. We call this one Stoopid, as in his smarter sister should have a T-Shirt that says, “I’m with Stupid.” He had just got stuck in the raspberry bushes and required a boost out so the berries would survive.
It is fascinating to see how the parents interact, feed and cajole them. I never thought of birds as being rational sentient beings until I got tuned into Red Tail TV. (That’s what we call sitting outside watching the action – all Red Tails, All the Time.) I suppose I was a mammalist, but I’ve been converted.