I have three favorite songbirds, the chickadee, the wren, and the goldfinch. I love the chickadees because they are such friendly little birds, always the first to try out a new bird feeder or birdbath. I love the wren because it likes to nest nearby and hops from chair to deck to railing, providing a lot of entertainment. And I love the American Goldfinch because it puts on its summer coat ever so much earlier than the other birds. Even though they are among the latest nesters in our area. The gradual increase in yellow is a definite sign of spring.
Imagine my surprise when my daughter gave me a pin showing a goldfinch on the glass. Then she surprised me even more when she told me it was made with one of my own photographs. She had taken one of them and sent it to a woman who makes all sorts of interesting jewelry and other items.
My pin with my own photograph.
The pin was made by Elaina Louise Studios, an Esty shop. I checked the address and found that she has temporarily closed her shop due to her son's hospitalization. But she will return soon and you can find her here. Meanwhile, let's all give a special thought to her son.
If you are interested in a special gift you are certain to find something there.