Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Presents and Pheasants

Catchy with the title, aren't I? LOL....

First of all, I have to show off my October Fiber For Ewe goodies, shown here on the right...

So much good stuff and in lovely fall colors. You wouldn't believe how dense and plush the orangey yarn is! There was nothing in the package to tell me what it is, so I have written to ask my pal. I also wonder if she spun it herself. Whatever the case may be, its wonderful and I am thinking of either making mittens or else the Foliage hat from Knitty Fall 2007.

There is an apron there, also. I'm not sure how my Pal is doing this, but she hit on another thing that speaks to me. I don't remember my mom wearing an apron when she cooked, but I do remember her with a towel either wrapped or tucked around her waist. So I am really tickled by this little gift. There is lotion and candy and a little note pad as well as the apron and yarn and spinning fiber. What a sweet Pal I have!

Now to the Pheasant part of this post. Sitting at the computer checking emails the other morning, I caught a movement out of the corner of my eye. It was barely daylight, but this is what I saw through my window:

I call this photo "Pheasant Through Glass" - LOL!

There were three roosters and one hen. We used to have a lot of Ring-Neck Pheasants here in Michigan, but not so much anymore. Here is another picture of them scurring away - they must have seen me moving around. This photo is kind of dark, but I think you can make them out.

Anyway, that was another real treat for me, to see those pheasants. They used to be so plentiful. I remember my dad and granddad hunting them, usually after the corn came off the fields in fall. Later on I had a boyfriend who hunted for them, and I trudged along (usually in some snow) Now, I am just happy to see them, reminders from my past (the pheasants, not the boyfriend!)


Myownigloo said...

Great swap gift!

I loved your pheasant photo(s), but especially the first one.

Reminds me of when I was little and my dad hunted. If he brought home a pheasant -- a real treat -- Mom would clean it and then would save the feathers for hats.

Robin said...

Fantastic package! The colors are so appropriate for the time of year.
I've only seen one pheasant in the wild in my lifetime, they are beautiful birds!

Alpaca Granny said...

I want pheasonts in my yard.