Today I'm at the Pink Fuzzies talking a little about fairy tales (specifically the one I've been ordered to write), and also about the October Treasure Hunt at the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales. To read more, go here.
These swans are in Aquitaine, France. Did the renowned Eleanor see their ancestors? I like to think so.
Did one of the great-great-many-times-great-grandparents of this stork deliver Richard the Lionhearted? Maybe not, since Richard seems to have been born in England, but the bird sure looks proud and strong enough to have carried a king!
Today I blogged at the Pink Fuzzies about the trip to Europe. Isn't this dude great? I assume he must be Bavarian (since we were in Bavaria, so I'm taking a wild guess). I don't know much about the history of the area (except what I got from reading 1632, a fabulous book, by the way). This guy might be the model for a hero to write about some day. He's obviously plenty strong and brave, and he's just plain different from your standard modern cool-looking dude. :~)
Just back from the European trip, and I'm guest blogger today at Pamela Turner's site, talking about inspiration taking me everywhere but where it's supposedly supposed to. :) Go here to read more and see the stork and the faerie king.