Round Robins

Did I hear someone mention robins? Around here they're not really harbingers of spring, as Oregon is a vacation resort for all the fellas in the red-fronted down jackets, visiting from Alaska and reveling in the damp grey drizzle we call winter.

Nevertheless, they're handsome, chipper and cheerful-sounding, fun to draw on a variety of pots from toddler bowls (mother and fledglings) to coffee cups (father singing on a branch) to pretty much everything else we make: soups, stews, plates and pie dishes and bakers and casseroles and pitchers, cookie jars and French butter dishes and sugar bowls.

You might say we're the robin 'hood...