A huge craze right now in my neck of the woods (and perhaps in yours) is feather hair extensions.
Over Memorial Weekend, Child #4 and I spent a day at at the annual Vista Strawberry Festival. (Vista's about 42 miles northwest of our house.) I was tied up for a while with several very fun local romance authors, giving writing workshops and signing books.
A few booths down from us were a couple of hairstylists offering feather extensions. Keep these 3 points in mind: I needed to keep Child #4 occupied. She'd been coveting feathers. It was the day before her 11th birthday. You see where I'm heading....
The day before, Child #4's good friend attended our Santee Street Fair and, you guessed it, got feathers.
Here's the result. Yes, it's the perfect example of birds of a feather flock together. Ha! Aren't they in fine feather?!
And now, after the fact, here's some interesting info about feather extensions. (Thank you for the link, CJ.)
-The long, skinny saddle feathers are found on the backside of roosters.
-These rooster feathers are used to make fishing lures.
-The roosters are genetically bred to produce these feathers.
-The roosters often do not survive the plucking.
-Fly fishermen are unhappy about the current feather hair fashion because roosters feathers are now tougher to find and more expensive.
I will show the white feather and cease with these silly puns! Instead of tar and feathering me (which, quite frankly, would be very extreme!), please click here for links to more My Town Monday posts! It's always fun to see what's going on in other corners of the world.