04 May 2009

A Fluffy Post That Requires No Brain Power

Remember this post? I was just being silly, but this morning I came THAT CLOSE to putting yeast in my soymilk smoothie. Methinks that would have made for one very miserable day. Thanks be to God for helping me realize my faux pas before I actually dumped it into the shaker!

Seriously.

I see that other bloggers are posting photos of their awesome flowers. Though I strive for a nice blend of mediocrity in my blog, I thought I'd be remiss if I did not join the trend. Here are my tulips.



Wait, those were my TWO LIPS (and some teeth). Sorry 'bout that. Here are the flowers:





Pretty, eh? And here's a bird we've been seeing alot lately:



He's a male white-breasted nuthatch. Like spring flowers, nuthatches are very pretty. Pretty ANNOYING, that is!

Alow me to introduce you to Mr. Nutty. He came to our feeder yesterday and has, apparently, decided to STAY. Every 15 to 30 minutes, he does this:


video

It was cute yesterday. It was not cute at 5-sinkin'-30 this morning. It is also not cute when it happens over and over and over and over and over.

I have shooed him away. He comes back immediately and peeks at me over the windowsill. I have opened the windows on either side of him and talked to him, but to no avail. All I can figure is he sees his reflection in the glass and is involved in a very egocentric territory battle. I don't have anything useful to stick on the glass to deter him...except maybe the site of a bebe gun.

JUST KIDDING!!!

You know how dogs kind of whine and twitch in their sleep? Hamsters do too. Just thought you needed to know that.

You're welcome.

Ok...gotta go. My wrists are sore from biking. I'm doing therapy exercises and using ice and ibuprofen to heal them up. Typing is NOT one of the recommended exercises!

However, I'm SURE that receiving a donation from YOU for the American Lung Association (for my Trek Across Maine ride) would make me feel better - much, MUCH better! Just click the donation link(s) in my sidebar. It's tax deductible!!

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7 comments:

Keetha said...

Someone else had a cardinal that was doing that!!! What's up with these birds this spring????

Kathleen Marie said...

I have a junco that does that. I love the little nuthatches although I have a lot more redbreasted than white breasted around here. I think they are so cute. Love the "two-lips"... Ha!

Susan said...

You almost always bring a smile to my face :o)
Susan

Selma said...

Awww, the little nuthatch is so cute. I hope he doesn't hurt himself flying into the window.

Your flowers are so pretty. Love the psychedelic TwoLips!

Damselfly said...

I think birds are just naturally attracted to you. It would be great to have a nuthatch in my yard! I'll trade you a loud monk parakeet/wild parrot for a nuthatch. Or the hawk that came and picked off one of the birds and then consumed it on my lawn today. Niiiice.

Your flowers are gorgeous!

groovyoldlady said...

Keetha: I guess they're just a bunch of bird brains!

KM: Oooo, I'd love to see a red breasted nuthatch!

Susan: ALMOST???????

Selma: He practiced his little trick ALL DAY yesterday and he's back today, so I think he'll be just fine (if I don't whack him with a broom!)

Damselfly: Sing with me now! "Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near? Just like me, they long to be, close to you..."

lifepundit said...

Beautiful flowers and very funny video. I'll bet you laughed say, the first forty times.

I had a cardinal do battle with my rear view side mirror and leave droppings all down the side of my car. That was easy to fix with a grocery bag over the mirror.

Had bluebirds that did that on dining room window. They've quit. I think natural selection might have done that... I couldn't discourage it and they kept the window smeared up and feathered. With any luck the angle of the sun will change and the bird won't see such a fierce rival in your window.