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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out




Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
posted @ 5:05 A.M.

Join -Wordful Wednesday






While Bud is still tearing down the roofing on the patio covering, there still remains the outside frame work....which he kept the suet bird feeder hanging. The other day I spied a white winged dove hanging alongside the wire mesh and pecking the sunflower seeds out of the mass of food. They are a much bigger species of doves [about 1 and a half times larger than mourning doves], and it was quite comical to see the huge bird on such a small piece of basket. Before long, while I was watching it, a small house sparrow came to visit too. [the photos aren't that clear, sorry, but I took the pictures through the window/screen from inside the house, looking out - BUT they will enlarge by clicking on them, and they'll open in a new window, as always.]



And, I promised Irene I'd send along her thanks to you all....

Just an added note to all who commented a week ago....Last Wednesday it was Irene's birthday, and all you lovely people sent along wonderful, warm and caring wishes to her. I told her about it that day while I talked with her for a few hours on the phone, and emails back and forth with her. She was astounded what she read from all your notes & well wishes when she viewed my blog entry comments, and she wanted me to pass this on to you all:

    "Thank them all for the wishes . . . While I’m sure 40 is difficult and I am looking forward to saying I am the mom of a 40 year old with Clint and Dillon [sic: some day], I understand in part how tough it is. It is difficult enough to say I am 40 now, rather than 30 something (as it seems I have been 30 something forever), it is more difficult on many levels to say my son is going to be 20!!! Thank you for sharing and again tell all the bloggers thank you!!!

    Caio for now






37 comments :

  1. what a creative X. and tell irene, 40's at HOOOOOT!

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  2. WoW...love the pumpkin and sky x's. Very creative! Happy Birthday to Irene too :)
    ~Elyse~

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  3. It'll be fun when you see the baby doves soon!

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  4. I love to watch the birds and I never can get good pictures. We have 2 pair of Cardinals in the garden area. A magical WW to you!

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  5. Great pictures. I always try to capture birds but they get away before I can!

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  6. Very neat photos. Happy WW.

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  7. Very cool pic of the dove. it looks like he's about to fly off. As for 40, I am looking forward to it, I hope your daughter embraces it.

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  8. Oh that is great. I love visiting birds in the garden. Thanks for popping over as usual.

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  9. Anni,

    That is one very large dove. It seems to be able to sit there, but it's almost as big as the feeder. Great shot.

    I'm glad Irene enjoyed all the comments on her birthday. Turning 40 is nothing. Tell her wait until she is turning 60. LOL

    Enjoyed your Thursday Thirteen. Those are great movies each and every one.

    Have a great day, my friend. It rained last night and is cold this morning. Where is spring?

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  10. That dove is really big on this little basket, lol !
    and your phantasy was in full gallop with this pumpkin hahaha !

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  11. I love to watch the birds out my kitchen window! Right now we have a nest in our chimney and it's driving my cats crazy. They can hear the birds, just not see them. LOL!

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  12. That jack-o-lantern reminds me a bit of Charlie Brown! LOL! Great W, and that X is really neat.

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  13. Wow, Anni, you are going to make it BIG TIME with the alphabet.
    Holler at me the next time you start it, things may be slowed down a bit here by then.

    My vote for your "Z" would be ZZ TOP, a nice OLD Texas Rock group.
    :-)
    ..

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  14. I love bird watching, yesterday as I was laying down the weed block for my garden, I was sung to by several beautiful cardinals. And just before that I was raking in the compost and raising my beds when a few worms made it to the surface. So just as I was on my knees getting ready to cover the garden i noticed about 5 red breasted robins hopping towards me. They knew what was there!! And i wasn't scaring them either!! So I saved my worms and covered them up!!

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  15. Wow, very cool. Sounds like you live in an amazing place.

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  16. I love your W! Very inventive! I would not have thought of that! I also love that big dove on the tiny piece of feeder! How funny! Hope your Easter is wonderful!

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  17. That is one really big bird.

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  18. That dove looks huge on the bird feeder! He looks like he could eat everything in it!

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  19. Anni, you really have an eye! I never would have seen the "w" or made a connect between a vapor trail and your "x". Amazing.

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  20. Wow, that is a huge Dove. I don't think I've ever seen one. Great pics. Hugs, Marty

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  21. I should EXPECT jackolantern's from you at any given moment! The mouth is a very creative W - they eyebrows are PERFECT! Wow! And imagine us having those same X's! Truly GMTA! (I bet you thought yourself JUST as CLEVER as I though MYself when you took that picture too!)

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  22. Those are both great finds Anni!!
    I would never have thought of looking for them in the sky, but you and Melli did!!

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  23. Great letter finds today. One day when Care Bear was about 3, we saw about 8 trails at once overhead. It was glorious.

    I'm so glad Irene got to read everyone's greetings.

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  24. Wow! Great catch!

    That really is a rather large bird.

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  25. Oh so funny! Normally they hang out on the ground and just glean what is spilled, right?
    At least at my place they do!

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  26. These are terrific! Between you and Melli I'll have my eyes on the skies all the time now.

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  27. LOL, that bird looks MASSIVE compared to the basket!

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  28. The jack-o-lantern was perfect!
    The contrails are too.
    Again - you didn't have to go far to find them.
    I've only begun watching birds this fall and I have truly enjoyed it.

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  29. That is a big bird, my morning doves are on the big side. You have a very nice backyard. Hope you have a nice Easter.

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  30. Observant captures, that's the least an old cybercruiser can say;)))

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  31. Do you like having the dove? We had pigeons and I don't like them too much.

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  32. Thank you for adding me and my other blogs to the 50 bloggers! Didn't take long at all! I love going there every once in awhile and finding a neat blog to read! Thanks so much. I love your blog, too. I'll be back.

    Kathy

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  33. What a job with that roof! I can feel for you! I have found that things aren't as easy as they were back 20 years ago! ha-ha

    Loved the suet picture! I have great suet basket story....it was really awful at the time, though.

    We had a suet basket hanging off the deck railing. We were watching TV one evening and kept hearing this bumping noise. Hubby went to check it out, came back and said it must be the wind. It was a cold winter's night that night. Next morning, a Saturday, he came in to wake me up to tell me he found out what the noise was the night before. I got up and ran out to see what it was....there was a opossum hanging by its teeth from that suet basket! It had gotten its upper teeth above a wire and its bottom teeth below another wire and couldn't free himself. He couldn't even reach the deck railing as we had the basket hanging from a plant hanger off the side of the railing. We could see where he had had his back claws in the railing, but he must have lost hold and then the wind was blowing so hard that he must have been thumping the railing. Poor thing! He looked frozen. I, being the animal lover that I am, removed the basket from the hook and laid it with him still attached to it on the decking. Then we placed the poor little creature in a box and headed for our shelter! There, they wore those big heavy gloves, and had to cut the wires to free the animal. They put it back in the box, taped it securely closed, and told us it was a girl opossum! They said she would have a sore mouth for a week but would be okay. We released her in the backyard close to the lake, and she took off! I had never seen a opossum run that fast before in my entire life! She returned about a week later to feed again, but we never put up another suet basket. I had had a pet opossum when I was just 4 years old and had no fear at that time, but when I saw the teeth on this one, I said we had to get help! ha-ha So keep an eye out for opossums! ha-ha

    ((( HUGS )))

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