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As a child, it was one of my greatest delights to visit my grandparents in the spring when the whip-poor-wills began to call. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a remote valley of the Ozark Mountains where there were trees a plenty, and, seemingly, a whip-poor-will, or two, in each one.
My grandmother insisted that a whip-poor-will's call was not "whip-poor-will," but instead, "chip-butter-white-oak." I would listen really hard trying to hear it exactly as she said it was, but all I could hear was "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will,..." But, I never let on to her.
I remember my grandpa watching and listening, with an amused look on his face, to one of these listening sessions. Shortly after that he began to call me, just for fun, "Chip Butter." It is a name I am proud to wear for I still love to hear that long, lonesome call on a warm summer's eve. And, sometimes, when I listen really, really hard, it seems I can hear quite clearly, "chip-butter-white-oak, chip-butter-white-oak..."

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sarah Meets Peter...


  1. Sarah is beautiful! and I love Peter too! I was just reading your earlier post with the pretty Cardinals and about the hawk. I experienced the same thing a couple of years ago. I actually saw a hawk swoop down and catch a Cardinal and fly off into the woods with the poor bird. I felt so helpless. It broke my heart. Millie's two new houses look very nice, and comfortable. Hope you've had a nice Easter.

  2. It appears they have much to talk about and will be the best of friends! I love the color of her dress.

  3. They look like friendly companions, maybe ready to take a walk in your lovely woods. The post before this one is beautiful. I love dogwood trees. I have tried to grown them here four times now, three at our old house and once here at the cottage. They just do not do well in our climate . . . so sad, because they are one of my very favorites. Have a lovely spring day :)

  4. Such a beautiful picture, long may their friendship last.

  5. So sweet! Lovely doll and sweet rabbit!