Thursday, June 15, 2006

It's Official!

Thank you, Tracy! Tracy, a friend in an online crochet group, had read my blog and when practising her Photo Shop Pro 9 lessons, came up with the above adorable tag for me! I am using it here with her permission.
So, it's official. You have your crazy catladies, and you have your crazy birdladies. Although I *could* very easily become one of the former, I think I am definitely one of the latter. Guess the two don't mix very well, do they??

I peeked in on the tree swallow's nest this morning. Didn't see any head poking out when I approached, so I got 'up close and personal' , two inches from the hole, and then realized the poor mommy-to-be was sitting in there! Poor thing, last thing I wanted to do was scare her by thrusting my big ugly face into the opening.
As for the robin--her eggs should be hatching very soon, if they haven't already. My husband and I were working in the backyard on the weekend, and had a visitor for about a half hour. One robin kept hopping around the yard, seemingly unafraid of us. He/she'd get about 4-5 feet from us now and then, and then would hop off to investigate something else. This is him/her by our one shed, I was about 5 feet from him. I guess someone doesn't mind having his picture taken.

So...the verdict? Crazy birdlady?? Yup. And a tree-hugger, too!

Friday, June 09, 2006

I'm a Birdlady! (And) My Bridelady

Not that it's official. I had told my sister about the two (yes, TWO, the tree swallows DID build a nest) nests in our tiny front yard, and I was so excited she warned me: "People are gonna start calling you the Birdlady. You've heard of Catladies? You'll be the Birdlady."

So be it. The robin has four eggs in her nest (unless she laid another after I checked for the last time last week), and the tree swallows have 4 tiny eggs in THEIR nest. Surprising, since it is so close to the neighbour's driveway, let alone our front door! Their nest is located in the blue birdhouse on the left of our front porch.

The tree swallow is shown on the right: this is the male that would sing while I watched out the front door. That tiny tree in the background? That is where the robin made her nest.

I've now done six different toilet tissue covers: My Snow Couple, Stretch the Snowman, E. Bunny, the Leprechaun and now, my June Bride. June Bride is on my site now at an introductory price. She's my favourite this month, followed by my Pet Rock People--the Chef. He can be seen on my sale page as well. Click on the bride...she'll take you there!