Corner view: animals!
I thought about this post, and about the wildlife I'd have been able to photograph if we were still living in the highcountry. Then I thought about how I had promised not to do another "cat post"...
Then I noticed Q's toy bench, early on a Tuesday morning with the sun pouring in all golden and magical over the sill. And I realized...
I didn't need to look far afield.
Here is Q playing with her little menagerie of animals, which spend most of their time lined up neatly on the windowsill, just under the edge of the shade.
Now and then, they are brought to life by the imagination of a little Q who, on this day, looked particularly ethereal compared to her usual sporty (or unclad) self. In this light, she looks almost like a sprite that might bring these animals to life with a flick of her delicate wrist.
Q took this picture of her menagerie herself, though I had to support the oversized lens with a finger since it's far too top-heavy for little hands.
The latest addition to her collection is a much-beloved Steiff bunny that we found the other day while perusing the wonderful antique shops on lower Broadway. The Swiss lady who owns the store had a wonderful collection of Alpine paraphernalia, including a large selection of hand-carved wooden cows, complete with tiny collars and cowbells. She adored Q, and spoiled her with a plethora of sweet nothings, including chocolate eggs, an antique wardrobe key, and a vintage matchbox car.
Find more corner view posts via the lovely blogs of Jane and Joyce.
dress: Stella McCartney for Gap Kids.