Saturday, June 16, 2007

Name that Bird

It was such a warm sunny day, & I'm feeling better enough that I decided to try & get rid of some of the cobwebs in my brain, so I went for a 30 minute walk. This odd little bird must have a nest near our driveway, because it made quite a fuss about me walking there. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I think it may be a little lost, because it looks like a shorebird, & we are at least 3 miles from the ocean. You can see it from here, but it's quite a distance.

The air is heady with the perfume of the Elderberry bushes in bloom.
It's such a sweet scent, I wish I could share it with you.
The wild roses were blooming too. They too smell wonderful.
I don't think these little Deerberry blossoms have any scent, but I think they're cute.
I found a path just up the road from us, that I never knew was there.
I decided not to go too far because I was alone (in bear & moose country), & no one knew where I went, so maybe tomorrow I'll take the cell phone along, & hike a little farther. I'll also take water & bug dope (the mosquitoes were wicked).
Afterwards my friend Kathy called me, & she asked that I post some details of my Sari curtains.
My son & DIL gave me the hanger, & I had to come up with a way to put curtains on it. The rod doesn't come off of the ornate section, so I was thinking I could do tabs with buttons, but didn't really want that look, & it was too much fuss for a 1 armed quilter, so I got to thinking outside the box. I bought a roll of fiberglass window screen, & used that on top, just cutting little slits to put the ties though to hold it on the bar.
Afterward the bows reminded me a little of dragonflies, which are part of the decor in my studio.
On the closet door, I just did a regular pocket curtain, as that rod was a single bar with elephants at each end.


Rian said...

I like dragonflies too. I just like saying the word--dragonfly. It makes my mouth happy.

I wonder if that bird could be a Turnstone or Auklet.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Or a simple Kildeer? They like to put their nests near/on driveways for some silly reason!

mindy said...

Glad to see you're doing well....but don't over-do-it!!!! You don't want a setback!

That bird does look lost.
And I personally don't think you should walk that trail without Warren...If you have a bear encounter...a cell phone isn't gonna help unless you have a really good aim for a bears nose. Walk with someone...not alone!!!
I'll come walk with you some evening if you like...but walking on uneven ground in a sling in bear country...nuh uh.

MargaretR said...

I'm no bird watcher, but I have seen birds a bit like that on the beach here which I thought were sandpipers. I did once put a black swan on my blog and a kind birdwatcher told me it was a black goose. So don't take my word for it. VBG
Glad you are feeling better.

Debra Spincic said...

Where's the snow?
I was in the drugstore once and this guy was saying to the cashier, "I'm just driving through and I didn't realize TX had trees!" Well, duh!

Love your new photo! and I do agree, be careful out on your nature walks.

diva of quilts said...

lovely photos!

Anonymous said...

Guess we haven't done a good job of keeping in touch, not a blogger and certainly have been busy with work. We'll call you and catch up....your Big Brother and his wife.

Granny Fran said...

Your new photo is great! I think the little bird is too long legged for a killdeer but sure is some kind of shorebird. Can't really identify it since I'm not very up on my shorebirds.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hmm, the bird looks like the Pied stilts that we have here.