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Monday, May 31, 2010

Empty nests

I had a message on my last post that we must be empty nester's now.  I suppose that's true.  I guess that would explain why I've started collecting empty nests.
We found this one in the back yard in a pine tree.  Of course I made sure that the baby birds are gone.  They have flown off to their new homes. Much like our children do.  With one exception - the mother bird leaves the nest, too!  There's an interesting thought...
                  Here's another nest.  A friend gave this to me when she found out I like to collect empty nests.
                                                  Bird nests.  The ultimate in recycling!
I use them to decorate with.  Most of them are on the front porch.  I leave them out until there's been a really hard freeze.  It hopefully, kills all of the little bugs, critters and mites that inhabit these beautiful nests.  Did you know that bird lice and human lice are two different kinds of lice?! You can't "catch" bird lice.  See!  You can learn something from my blog.  Are you scratching your head, now?  Yeah.  Me too.  Sorry about that.
This is what I did with one of the nests.  Nothing says art like tiny Chinese books in a nest with a teapot!
I like the way this looks.  It's not practical, but then neither is collecting old bird's nests.
Finally, it is Memorial Day.  Favorite Memorial Day images to me are peonies and flags. 
That and the Indy 500.
Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all of the men and women that make our country proud.
Including my dad.


Michelle Palmer said...

Pretty, pretty nests... Hooray and thanks to your dad!

Megan said...

Thank you so so much for following me Kathy. It means a lot to me that you would be interested in my little blog x

Susan said...

Love you post this week. And the bird nests are very cool.The car and the flag were nice also. However I could have gone out in the front yard and waved to your blogger friends. Maybe next time...haha. Thanks to your dad too!!

Margarida Porto said...

Bom dia.
Adorei seu blog. Encantador.

Rebecca said...

Hey Kathy
I left a message earlier but it acted goofy and now I don't see it so I will leave another one. Just wanted to say I love your nest vignettes - they look fabulous :)
Hope your week is going good, my daughter just gave me a little mud nest that I just love. It fell out of a tree during a recent windstorm and all the eggs broke/ Poor mama bird.
hope to see you and your sidekick soon ha