Saturday, July 30, 2011


Adolescence is, perhaps, nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.

~Karen Savage and Patricia Adams, The Good Stepmother


A little awkward and gawky... they don't mind boundaries well, anymore, or their parent's alarm call... and they're as likely to amble unawares into a group of Greater Black-Backs as to snuggle sweetly under dad's wing... they nap together during the hottest part of the afternoon and then scatter to the wind to feed as the sun sets.

It's getting harder to keep track of them... harder to tell them apart from their dad at a distance.

It's been a full week since I've seen them... and suddenly they have wings... suddenly they're plovers.



Queensgirl said...

Tell them to watch out for the Great Black-backeds! And no drinking when they're driving the car.

robin andrea said...

They do grow up quickly, and too soon they are gone.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Wait 'till next year!!

NCmountainwoman said...

I have really enjoyed watching these little guys.