Friday, June 7, 2013

Sweet Pink Eggs

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A sure and certain sign of spring…nests and bird eggs! There are at least four in the nest now. It wasn’t easy to get this shot, and the color is not perfect because in reality  they are pale pink.

We have the sweetest little bird couple who construct their little nest on our front porch. This is the fourth nest to have been built on our hanging lanterns! They make a little round nest of mud and grass with a bowl shape in the center. On year they raised five little ones in less space than an average tea cup!bird nest and flowers 051

This year she decorated it with parts of flowers from a nearby St. John’s Wort shrub…

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See the stringy parts? well, that’s what she used to line the top outside layer of her little mud nest…

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Have you ever seen such a thing? I don’t know why she picked the yellow when two different Rose of Sharon shrubs have lovely shades of pink she could have used.

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Wouldn’t this have made a perfectly pink nest? Or this blue-pink…

 

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I think her nest would have been perfect in pink! Nearby is a mother dove nestled down in her nest…

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She has only two young birds and her nest has no decoration at all! A few quick sticks in the crook of an oak and she was done. We love watching our spring bird  babies in the trees and our newborn fawns in the meadow.

Well, I’m off to search for today’s Pink. If you have a chance, visit Nancy at My Crafty Little Page…her post for today is sooooo funny. She may not have had a chance to link to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound but her humor is worth the visit!

Until next week, Have a Pink Week!

1 comment:

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Pink Saturday :) Beautiful pinks!
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.