6.22.2011

Blog: Jungle Jane's Jingles, Ostriches, and a Pysanky Egg Pic

"6. Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.The old saw probably originates with one of the bird's defensive behaviors.  At the approach of trouble, the ostriches will lie low and press their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible.  Their plumage blends well wth sandy soil and, from a distance, gives the appearance that they have buried their heads in the sand. 
7. An ostrich will live to be 50 - 75 years old. "

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Note:  Uh - uhmmmm - I ....thought .....that......they did.  Rut roh - what other things do I think I know that I really don't?

There is no end to my ignorance - I'd better perk up my ears - and never stop listening.  That's my only hope.

Unrelated - my mother did Pysanky eggs - as did my sisters - had something to do with my heritage - but I was too thick-headed and stubborn to bother with such things at the time.  Anyway - after she graduated from chicken eggs to goose eggs to quail eggs to Ostrich Eggs - wait - Ostrich Egg.  Damn - the thing looks like Porcelain.  

Bees wax and a stylus - heat over candle - patiently and delicately draw intricate patterns and figures - dye the egg over and over - increasing color density with each dip - every egg is different - what a nightmare.  She had it knocked.

More rambling - but that blog got me going...oh - I just remembered I have one - color faded lemme get a pic... Greek Orthodox influences and other symbolism worked into the details.  Way over my head - you'd have to ask my sisters .....

Prolly a Goose Egg




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