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December 21, 2016

Jeff’s Fan Birds

When Gina Caceci visited at Thanksgiving, she brought me a special gift…

…one of Jeff Jacobs hand-carved fan birds–made from ONE PIECE of wood.

A hummingbird…

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Enclosed in the box was this piece about hummingbirds, which Gina knows I love.

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy, and celebration.  The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning, and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.

My earliest memory of seeing the magic of this tiny bird flying was in my Georgia grandmother’s garden (Louise Phillips Bryan of Reynolds, Georgia).  She had planted Four O’Clock bushes out near the driveway, and the hummingbirds loved them.  A child could see them there frequently, especially in the heat of summer in the late afternoon.

Here’s my hummingbird flying:

And here is a video showing how Jeff Jacobs makes these birds out of ONE PIECE of wood.

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Thank you Gina for this thoughtful gift.  I think of you everytime I view this tiny bird.

(I bought the wrought iron stand vis Amazon, and it’s perfect for the bird.)

Written by louisaenright

December 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm