Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fly to me

I never met a bluebird I didn't like. I'm inculding jays, too, and herons, swallows, buntings and kingfishers. Whenever one appears, even in a blue blur, dim prospects brighten and the world seems like a hopeful place again.

According to John Burroughs, the naturalist, the bluebird is considered the harbringer of peace.
Their back is the color of the sky, and their chest that of the red clay of earth, so that in them, the celestial and the terrestial strike hands together in harmony and are fast friends.

I have a whole flock of bluebirds that fly on the wall above my stove. They are pleasant company while I flip pancakes or wait for the water to boil for tea.

My dignity evaporates when I see a bird with blue feathers. "Pull over!" I screech to my husband, as we wend our way along the estero in Morro Bay. "Its a Belted Kingfisher!"
I'm lucky enough to see it dive into an inlet, and surface again in five seconds with a squirming minnow in it's arrow like beak. Maybe we (I'm including you in this, I know you feel like I do) love them because what we really want is to hitch a ride and neslte in all that blue loveliness.

I know his necklace looks as if it were snatched from the neck of a sleeping mermaid by a heron. But its the creation of the wonderful Nina Bagley.

Saturday night supper among the blues. Tonight it will be citrus honey baked chicken, green salad and potatoes mashed by my husband. They are so light, you don't even need a spoon to scoop them out, they just drift from the pot right onto the plate.

Thank you for visiting my treehouse. I hope you'll call again.
P.S. I've been tagged by Lesley at Sea Blue Sky and Abstracts.
Six Silly things that make me happy:
When my dog yawns
Hearing a belly laugh
When a stranger smiles at me
Finding a bird feather
the smell of fresh chamomile
dreaming of flying
Now its your turn, Farmhouse Kitchen, Aunt Jenny and Bird nest on the ground!


lilylovekin said...

I love everything I've seen, bluebirds seem so happy to me. Your dinner sounds delicious, could you come and fix it for me?

Anonymous said...

To my dear friend by the sea...I love how you share in your joy of bluebirds,(mine too) the delight of cooking while bluebirds fly above you, and your gorgeous new pieces! My heart skips a beat and I swoon.xoxo Batty Mae

cabin fever said...

This post was definitely worth waiting for, dear Julie.

The new pieces are just beautiful, loved seeing all of your other JW pieces tucked in and around your kitchen.

There is nothing better than (JW)birds and the color blue!!!

Katie Runnels said...

Just Lovely, Julie! And I love your apron, too!! xox

Farmhouse Kitchen said...

What can I say? Your kitchen is a delight. How lucky you are to flip pancakes and admire bluebirds at the same time. So old fashion, so cozy, so inviting...

Supper sounds delicious. Can I bring dessert? How about a jumbleberry crisp?

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Hey, Farmhouse,

okay, I'll start on a batch of burnt sugar vanilla ice cream. We'll have the boys do the churning

Pat said...

Julie, Oh, my! Your kitchen is the one I've always wanted, your artwork is delightful, love the girl with her bluebird, and, I'm supposing just about everything else you do, even stopping the traffic to see a bird. And, now, even a husband who makes light as air mashed potatoes! You are FUN!!! Have a wonderful weekend! pat

nina said...

ohhhhhhh julie, it all sounds so wonderful...please givve kim a big hug from walter and me.....xoxoxoxo

oldflowers4me said...

oh can i come over for sounds so yummy....

Aunt Jenny said...

I Havn't seen a bluebird since we moved to Utah. I hadn't realized that until today. sad. I love them!! I had a very friendly one who visited my garden in AG. I would pull over to see one for sure!
Your kitchen is so cute..that stove is to die for!
You asked about glazing the rosemary jelly chicken..yes..toward the finish...I will post pictures later tonight..we had chicken kabobs with rosemary glaze..yum!

ingeniouslycreative said...

wow, so glad I stumbled on your sweet blog!!! How lovely your artwork is!!!! And I love the house with the goats!!!! Nice to have met you!!xoxo Carol....on the coast of the Irish Sea

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

An uplifting post - I'm smiling. Have tagged you too, Julie (hope you don't mind?!)

Cowboys and Custard said...

There is something very special about bluebirds and your bluebirds are very special!
Thank you so much for your kind comments about Milly & Dottie's new venture..

Best wishes from Bath UK

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

I would love to pay a visit in your kitchen,
having that marvellous dinner,
with you and the bluebirds!
Kindest regards

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Hi Julie!
I just saw your things at The Constant Gatherer,
beautiful, beautiful!
Have a nice weekend

Linda Warlyn said...

A delectable post that merits being pressed in the pages of a favorite book. I love things with bluebirds too, especially a darling little cup from an incredibly talented and lovely potter. xox

Maggie Ann said...

I enjoyed your post...I too like to hear and have 'belly' laughs! Your supper sounds delish and so cozy...what a nice picture of you at your stove.

CashmereLibrarian said...

Dear Julie,
I was thrilled to find your blog via oldflowers4me; you see, long ago I tore out a page from Victoria magazine featuring your pottery and I've longed to own a piece. I will keep an eye on your etsy shop and in the meantime I'm delighted to follow your blog!

Wish on a Whisker said...

Your work is so whimsical and wonderful! I have enjoyed looking at everything! ~Mandy

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