Friday, July 18, 2008


My parents just sent me a picture of the pajaritos (little birds in Spanish) they put up in their newly painted kitchen. They happen to live in the shadow of Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico's best ski area. Not everyone knows it is actually the best. But, it is...

To practice the application, my mom put up a sample birdie... Flawless.

While I was home, I helped my mom with how to position them. I really like to have all the birds flying in to find out what the two sitting birds are chatting about. This is very fitting for my mom, as she likes to joke (in her most inspired Jane Austen, proper English way) when she can't hear what people are saying. "Of what are you speaking? I need to be part of the conversation."

We also tested paint colors. You can't really tell, but the one we picked is a light grey with just a hint of green. Luckily, I had to head back to SF before the actual painting fun began... Looks great, Mom!

Oh, and can someone please tell me how to spell grey. It's grey, right? Or gray? I never know.


Anna at D16 said...

Both are correct!

Gray is more common in the US, and grey is seen more in the UK. Just pick whichever you prefer. :)

Anonymous said...

"Grey" is the British spelling. "Gray" is the American spelling. So both are correct, but since you're writing from the U.S., the best spelling is "gray."