Friday, May 24, 2024

May 23, 2024

An essay I wrote a couple of years ago was just accepted for publication by the Montreal-based journal The Nelligan Review. The essay is called “‘I Remember…’ (A Bay, Ten Acres, and an Old Farmhouse).” It's structured as a sort of guided walking tour, and uses memories of the farmhouse and surrounding environs in eastern Maine where I spent my early childhood as the materials for a collage of the creature I was at that time. As with a lot of the essays I've written the past several years, the drafting of it led me to some unexpected revelations. I'm very fond of it, and thrilled that the journal liked it too. Yippee! 

Monday, May 13, 2024

May 13, 2024

Maybe the last update for this year: the nest isn't big enough for the three of them? Or little gal in the second pic was ready to start adulting? As it happens, 10-15 minutes after I took these photos, and several minutes after little gal hovered at the edge of the balcony looking over the edge and occasionally flapping her wings, she bolted to a nearby tree -- her maiden voyage, I'm betting! 🥰
And then there were two...



Monday, May 6, 2024

May 6, 2024

In other news, foodie doings this past weekend Chez Stas:
(1) Pasta with figs and walnuts (lunch) - prep stage
(2) Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew) (dinner) - early prep stage


May 6, 2024

French balcony update: all the little guys are still there, and they're starting to get their feathers. 😍


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

And then there were three (lil pink feather sacks on my balcony).


Saturday, April 27, 2024