Tuesday

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.

12 comments:

Yoli said...

Wow...she looks like gossamer herself, like she would disappear if you touched her. Lovely images and composition. Her dress looks vintage, like it was made with handkerchiefs. She is a chameleon that child of yours.

sarahthefantastic said...

Exquisite! : ) xox S.

kenza said...

lovely! your photos are incredible! and so is the main subject of course!

Bichos da Matos said...

Love the last photo of the bunny and cutie Q!;)

Conny said...

I l.o.v.e. the collection of animal toys - we have some like them at our house too - I wish I'd thought of it. Glad you did and that you shared them on Corner View today. Cheers ~

Angie Muresan said...

The photos are magical. She certainly enchants everyone who looks at her, doesn't she?

Juniper said...

A lovely post for the theme, golden light and the capturing of Q bringing the collection of small animals to life. Yes, a handkerchief like dress is exact;y what it looks like, a little winter pixie!

MODsquad said...

Oh, a sweet little Sprite indeed!

Ancarol said...

i like these shot of way when the sun pouring from window ,it's vivid .

Jeanne-ming said...

She is fast becoming a character in my Hare-ytale.

Theresa said...

Great post and love Q's dress!

Joyce said...

I love the imagination of your sweet little Q girl. Wonderful shots! Also her dress is fabulous.