Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I might as well join the Audubon Society. . .

All of a sudden, the courtyard of my condo complex has become a virtual aviary. Somehow, these dead crab apples have gone unnoticed and unwanted all winter long and then word suddenly spread among the bird community, it's a free-for-all! Hundreds of birds flocked in today, it was so entertaining. The frumpy but good-natured robins verses the dowdy starlings who all they have going for them is their gang mentality and movement en masse. My favorites were the Cedar Waxwings (seen in my photo above) which seem very graceful and polite and somewhat mysterious.

Unfortunately, because I was having so much fun watching them I opened my window shades all the way. . . and even more unfortunately, because hubby is so fastidiously tidy we had the windows cleaned in December thus making our large front windows practically undetectable to at least three of those hundreds of birds. . . Fortunately, however, none of them died from the impact, but some did leave feathers on the glass and one had the crap scared out of him, literally. Hubby, looks like we'll have to clean the windows again soon. . .

5 comments:

katherine said...

i love it Jul, and it is so crazy, all these birds! Grace was so excited about them this afternoon that she screamed when we went inside, so i set her in her high chair next to the window and she watched the birds for like a 1/2 hour-just clapping and cheering them on, i should have been more productive though. oh well, at least Grace was happy. nice photo too, very pretty.

sara said...

thank you SO much for the surprise in the mail!! I love the fabric- maybe someday I can actually create something as beautiful as your quilt, which I am in LOVE with. There is a huge lack of fabric stores out here (not to mention any type of stores to deal with crafting in any form), so I need to start searching on the web for some pretty stuff. (Post some more pictures of quilts so I can have more inspiration!) Thank you again, you made my day!

April said...

You guys really do have the prettiest courtyard and I love love love the big wall -o- windows. We have birds that get in our roof and build nests in the spring and they kind of drive me crazy because the dog barks all day long.

Laura Giometta, CEO, Saltimbocca said...

What's hilarious is that the birds in my yard also fly into my windows all the time--and they've never been cleaned!

Amanda L. said...

Oh my! What a picture! What a bird! We get tons of birds in our backyard, but I can't get them like that with my camera. So fun!