i miss king cake. etouffee. gumbo. still have my favorites beads, though, and music that gets me in the mood to sing along.
these guys helped us remember mardi gras this year: boudreaux & thibodaux, honest-to-goodness louisiana crawfish.
|bluebird and the juncos|
|eastern bluebirds - possibly a mating pair?|
Been playing Birdy Bingo with my kids throughout the day. With the recent snow, all the birds are coming to my feeders and I wanted my children to join me in identifying the Eastern Bluebirds (possible breeding pair?), Carolina Wrens, Downy Woodpeckers, European Starlings, and Black-Capped Chickadees that come to the suet feeders, along with the Northern Cardinals and American Goldfinches that frequent the seed feeders, and the Dark-Eyed Juncos who hang out underneath both to pick up the bits that drop down. What I haven't seen today are the White-Breasted Nuthatches.
How do we play Birdy Bingo? Not with bingo cards, as one might expect. Instead, whenever one of the kids correctly identifies a bird, I yell "BING BING BING!" (Thanks to my eldest, who pointed out to me that my "binging" made it Bingo.)
|note the specific book titles, chosen carefully as a nod to harry potter, magical beats, and detection|
|a surprisingly easy-to-spot bowtruckle|
|a surprisingly un-shy mooncalf|
|MACUSA's magical exposure threat level device|
|i found it fascinating to see the methods by which each player counted their collected coins|
|view through my sunglasses and the metro window. the colors were even more vivid than my camera could capture|
|artemis was so cold on this windy day|
|calder permanent installation in the east building's central court atrium|
|it's a 76-foot long mobile|
|13 panels, 12 arms, 920 pounds|
|"capricorn" by max ernst|
|the faces & poses make me smile|
|there are actual poppies in anselm kiefer's lead and glass sculpture "angel of history"|
|david smith's "circle"|
|within the book area in the gift shop|
|back to the lights|
|we'll go there on another day|