Beth Harpham wanted a pony so badly she hatched a plan to keep one behind the sliding closet door of her bedroom.  Sadly, her parents nixed the idea but it did then dawn on them that this was a problem that was not going to go away.   At some point a real pony did appear behind a real stall door and thus the logistics of cleaning her room never entered the equation.  She started shooting photographs while in college and that has never gone away either.  She is blessed and gratified that she is still able to combine both.  She shares her very, very small farm in Aiken, South Carolina with six cats, a dog, three horses, four turkeys, one very elderly little duck and many chickens that keep having babies behind the hay bales.  Some of these creatures make an appearance on her scarves.  You can see her extensive collection of photographs of horses, community and landscapes at


What's in a Name?

Ruby Throated Sparrows naturally sprout their necklaces of ruby feathers.  Alas, they can't change their accessories for such special occasions as, say, an evening on the town splashing in the fountain at Washington Square, taking in the sights and snacks at the local bird feeder or jet-setting south along the Atlantic Flyway.  We humans, however, have endless opportunities to switch out our plumage to suit the occasion.  

Hence, Ruby Throated Sparrow.    

Feathers for Sparrows, Scarves for Humans

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