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Monday, May 20, 2013

I've Seen Everything Now

My son and husband called to me and told me to bring my camera.

I had no idea what they were going to have me take a picture of.

Picture One - My son's 1989 Ford F-150. He doesn't drive it often, but it comes in handy when he has to haul stuff. It had been sitting down next to our building for a week or so. We were loading stuff on it to take back to Lowes. Before leaving, he put up the hood to check the oil. It is a good thing he did.

Picture Two - Seems the inside of his engine is a little messy. I wonder what Charley is looking at.

Picture Three - He is pointing to a bird nest. Can you believe a robin has built a nest under the hood of my son's truck!!!

Picture Four - There are five eggs! I have never seen five eggs in a robin's nest before.
WHY and HOW a robin built a nest in his engine for, I would love to know.
She sure didn't want anyone to find this nest.

Robins never cease  to amaze me as to where they will build their nest.

But, I have to admit, this is the first time I have seen them build one inside a truck engine.

As I said in the title of my post - I've Seen Everything Now!

How about you?

Where is the weirdest place you have seen a bird build their nest?

Posted by Janet Smart  on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Around our House


 We have one strawberry almost ready to pick (tee hee) if we can beat the birds to it!

Flowers are blooming!

In addition to our large bleeding hearts, many hostas, climbing clematises, about to pop irises and peonies, pink and purple columbines and growing ferns, I have an old child's wheelbarrow blooming with petunias.

The bird population is growing on our little acre!

There are many bird nests in our trees and bushes. But, robins always pick the unusual places to build their nest. Mrs. Robin built this nest in an old bird feeder nailed to the end of our row of grapevines. Her poor baby birds get the evening sun, though.

Projects are getting done!

My son salvaged a huge wild cherry tree that had uprooted in the woods. He made this bench for us and saved many more slabs for future projects.

We pruned our apple trees, and I saved some of the tree limbs. I am making these flower arrangements from them. You just drill holes for the flowers and insert them. Add birds and whatever else you want. I love them. They look good on your front porch or your dining room table. I added birds and bird nests to mine. I still have more to make. If you like rustic decorating, you will like these. You can't see it very good, but I have a hummingbird hanging onto a flower on the one in the back. I don't glue the stems in, so when the seasons change you can insert different flowers.

 Posted by  Janet Smart  on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.