Two gryphlets snuggle down in an emerald nest for naptime with bunny. Gryphons of the hotter climes display brilliant coloration, even in infancy. The bright colors and patterns seem to serve both for courting displays, as with the brighter tropical birds, and as a warning display, as with poison dart frogs. "Seek dinner here," say the feathers, "and meet a loud, pointy end" 8x10, watercolor and egg tempera on clayboard
"Those who look for wisdom sometimes seek out he who is lord of the opossums, for he is the oldest king of the beasts of the wood. They are oft sorely disappointed, for what secrets of old he once knew, he has forgotten."