right now it's owls.
she reminded me that it all started when we were shopping for new winter pajamas for the kids. she fell in love with a big-girl fleecy sleeper, complete with hood and detachable footies (important for these bodies growing taller by the moment), that was covered with adorable owls.
|the sleeper that started all the fuss|
and so it began.
guardians of ga'hoole, books 1-4 (proud owner)
guardians of ga'hoole, the rest of the series (from the library)
the owl book by laura storms
about owls by may garelick
owl babies by martin waddell (adorable animated version of book below)
the owl pages
how owls spin their heads
guardians of ga'hoole wiki
|new "purple papou" glasses, selected to make her look owly|
|the owl she made for herself while she was waiting for the shirt she commissioned|
|the shirt she commissioned from gentry's closet|
|in "the nest"|
|the other inhabitants of "the nest," with hedwig the snowy owl from harry potter world at right|
|how she greets herself for meals|
while she did appreciate examining the taxidermied owls at cache creek, she would much prefer to pet a live one, if it showed this kind of contentment.
the intense crush on all-things-owl will fade, as it tends to with other things, after a brief period of obsession, into one of her many long-term curiosity-based relationships. owls will take their place alongside frogs, spiders, quarks, and giant microbes (which keep popping up and multiplying around here). they'll make appearances again as she rereads her books, as she always does, or writes, or composes music, or draws/paints/collages her visual art. they are, and will continue to be, a pleasant memory in her cute and quirky personal history.