Monday, May 18, 2009
forage / find
L - 200mm / T - 30mm you'll have to click on the image to see the birds
I love watching the birds from my dining room window. Today the Nuthatches where really active - flying about and searching for food. They would go to the feeder and then fly off to a tree where they would crack open the seed. Did you know they get their common name from their habit of jamming large nuts and acorns into tree bark, then whacking them with their sharp bill to “hatch” out the seed from the inside. They're interesting to watch because they often turn sideways and upside down on vertical surfaces as they forage for bugs.
This past Saturday T and I went to a yard sale, but not just any yard sale. It was Elizabeth's from Gifts of the Journey. Do you know her? I have enjoyed experiencing the coast of England through her eyes – she is a talented writer and photographer. We formed a friendship through blogging back in August and when I met her for the first time in November I felt like I had know her all my life. Saturday was a messy, rainy day but we had the best time visiting while T browsed her items for sale. T is looking for things to furnish her home for next year and Elizabeth was too kind. T would be eyeing something like a pretty vase, or nice bowls and Elizabeth just said, "hey go ahead and take it." Thank you Elizabeth. It was so good to see you. Hope you have recovered from the hard work of the yard sale. / i'm so excited about this piece elizabeth had for sale at her yard sale. it's a cool bird cage on a stand. i'm going to give it a fresh coat of white paint and i'm thinking of either putting christmas lights or candles in it. actually i have a lot of ideas – what would you do with it? thank you for the fruit biscuits and chocolate mint gum, elizabeth!
The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.