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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Happy sights

I just thought I'd share a few things that made me smile when I looked at them today.



Sigh. Yes, more about the hydrangeas. I know, I know, enough already! But the kids keep trotting into the house with sweet bunches of them in their fists and I can't help but love them (both children and flowers). And they've been sitting in that cute little pitcher on my dining room table and all I have to do is turn my head slightly to the right to get another restorative view of them. And, somehow, the sight of them makes me happy.




This is a little grapevine teapot that sits on a shelf on our front porch. A few weeks ago a little bird began taking a great interest in it. It dawned on us that there was a nest being built inside it and sure enough...



...5 little speckled eggs. I think it's a Finch's nest, but can't be entirely sure. The bird and her eggs are rather small and I've started to become alarmed that something may have happened to the poor mother as I haven't seen her fluttering around the porch lately and she most definitely isn't sitting on the eggs. The shelf the teapot sits on is right outside our dining room window (just higher than the pitcher of flowers, in fact) and we were hoping for a front row seat to watch the nesting, hatching, feeding and eventual leaving the nest of the little bird family. I'll have to keep close watch.

Well, it's off to the kitchen for me. I have dinner to prepare and quite a bit of tidying to do as everyone has been nibbling quick bites on their way back outside and leaving everything everywhere.

Off to cook and scrub...

5 comments:

1916home.net said...

WOwwowowwww! REAL hydrangea's. Nice! And nice to meet another lefty too ;)

smilnsigh said...

More hydrangeas. :-) And we are still awaiting ours, fully blossoming.

Mari-Nanci

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

So pretty! I don't think you can have enough hydrangeas, not really. I'm having to leave all mine behind and I'm so sad! So more pictures of hydgrangeas = a very good thing! ~A :-)

Marye said...

ACK! I love hydrangeas but they do NOT love my area of Texas...just beautiful.

linda t said...

Oooh, I just found your blg... and I LOVE your newly completed kitchen! Especially your stove! I love all things vintage and you have such fun stuff!
I will be back for sure!