Happy New Year from Weird Birds

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We had quite the year.  Here’s a recap:

January – Frolicking around in Antarctica.
February – R&R in New Zealand.
March – Hiked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
April – Taj Mahal and E.Coli in India.
May – We wandered the Sand Dunes in Colorado.
June – Eating lobstah in Maine.
July – Glorious sunsets on Costa Rican beaches.
August – We got Cornelia!
September – Selling our homemade goods at the farmers markets.
October – Hiking in Montana
November – Enjoying the change of seasons in this picturesque valley.
December – A Christmas spent at home!

We hope your year has been filled with love and adventure.

Here’s to 2013!

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The Season’s First Snow, and a New Shop!

As the first snows drifted down, we found ourselves huddled at the dining room table watching deer in the yard nibble at the apple cores from our pies, and later, bundled to go for a nice, snowy hike around Lake Como this past weekend.  This evening, Halloween, will be our first time handing out candy together, and we carved pumpkins for the first time in years.  It’s been so wonderful to savor these changing seasons in the States, and all of the surrounding festivities feel new and magical again.  In time for the approaching holidays, we changed our shop format to make purchasing a little easier.  We can now be found on Etsy, and hope you’ll stop by to see some of the things we’ve been working on.

ELIZABETH

We hiked around Lake Como while the water was perfectly still and Tundra Swans giggled among themselves like feral children.

A hornets’ nest sways in the wind with the foliage.

Our Jack-O-Lanterns.

Cornelia takes a nap on our work bench while we build things in the basement.

Kevin is almost done building honeycomb shelves.

KEVIN

Tundra Swans relax under the cloudy skies and yellow leaves.

A fern along the trail.

A cozy, snowy walk on a Sunday morning.

A Bald Eagle looking for lunch from his perch high above Lake Como.

Elizabeth surveys the low, seasonal waters of Lake Como as the season’s first snows blanket the hills on the far bank.