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A Bit of Fluff

I was walking across the lawn — think huge, this is a large condo complex — and I came across this itty-bitty piece of peacock fluff.  Mostly it is white and frizzy, but on the tips of the very end is a bit of color — emerald treasure.  Peacock magic.

Peacock Down
Peacock Down

Did you know that Fairies weave their wedding clothes from the tips of peacock feathers?  In fact, every bride ever blessed by a fairy has had a dress of peacock down.  That is why in all fairy tale weddings, the couple always lives happily ever after, no matter what.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. I’m beginning to understand what it IS that draws me to the likes of you … and Dr. J… it is your great maker uppers! And of course, your heart and other things…

    That’s a magnificent feather!

  2. I love the picture of the pretty fluff, always wanted one of those birds….until one came to visit for a while, and I changed my mind rather quickly.

  3. Melli — I believe in magic.

    Amber — why thank you. [bows]

    OC — I don’t know where the feathers on our dresser came from. They just mysteriously appeared.

    Carletta — thank you.

    Jientje — yes.

    Jules — the world is a wonderful place.

    Polona — I have been sworn to secrecy.

    Holly — I’ve always expected that to be the case.

    Dr. John — you are an expert on elves; I am an expert on fairies.

    Shelly — was it the screaming or the huge piles of poop?

    Betty — oh to wear such a dress, if even for only a moment!

  4. Diesel — if I am not being too indelicate, where on their body is their parade?

    Andrew — they will love the story!

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