May 7, 2009

Busy at the Nest

a little tweeter of the wren variety
Even though it has been raining nearly every day for the past couple of weeks, it seems like we have been incredibly busy here at the homestead. We have had quite a few interruptions for house showings (it’s that time of year!), and those consume a lot of time. We still don’t have the vegetable gardens planted, and it seems that the ground won’t be dry enough until perhaps next week. Thank goodness I got the flowers planted when I did. Despite all the sogginess, we are enjoying a spectacular spring!

Since this is an especially busy time of year for us, if you don’t see a post for a while, please check over at Twitter (see the link on my sidebar). It will show that I have not gone on a bender or been put in the poky, LOL. I am posting little tweets now and then so that my friends can discover my day-to-day innocent mischief or ruminations.

Speaking of tweets, we have a little feathered friend who has taken up residence on our bedroom porch. We fell in love with the bird bottles we saw in Colonial Williamsburg, and two of the bottles came home with us. We went ahead and hung one up on our bedroom porch to see if a bird would discover and claim it. After a couple of days, we found a little Carolina wren building a nest in the bottle! I have a window from my office that looks out onto this porch, so I hope to catch a picture of it and share in the days ahead.

I know everyone is waiting patiently to see my pictures of Colonial Williamsburg. Yes, it is on my growing “to do” list! It will take me a bit of time because I plan to do a Photobucket slide show of about 40-50 pictures. It will be hard to decide which ones to share!

Last but not least, my very next post will be number 200! So that means I will be having a giveaway to celebrate! I have made something special for a blogging friend to win. So please check back here and enter, OK?


  1. Oh girl! Send some rain to Florida. Specifically Indialantic. We are under a water restriction because we haven't had rain for over a month now.
    Can't wait to see what you are giving away. I'm sure it will be fabulous!!

  2. I'd Love to see the nest in the bottle! Wonderful idea!!!
    Can't wait to see those pictures sweetie!!!hughugs

  3. PS- HAPPY 200th BLOG POST TOMORROW OR WHENEVER YOU DO YOUR NEXT POST!!!Hahahahaaa....SEE???? You're SO GOOD at this!!!!(((HUGS))))
    Marty's buttons are absolutely...POPPING!!!!Hahaa

  4. I'm looking forward to your Williamsburg pics and one of that bird bottle sounds interesting. Congrats on the 200th post. How the time flies!!

  5. We too have hit the ground running this week and next week is looking rather much the same.
    I love the idea of the bird bottle.
    You cannot seem to buy such things over here.
    Just traditional feeders but not the type I see over your way either.

  6. If it doesn't rain tonight or tomorrow I may slip outdoors and plant some of the sunflower seeds tomorrow. Gotta save the majority of those for Zach to plant though, that's his project. It's been so WET here we fear we'll be planting some things over.

    I got a snap of some baby wrens today. A lady had a nest in one of her hanging flower baskets.

  7. I hope you take a picture of your bird bottles, too...something else for your "to do" list, LOL...

    And hope all the showings yield a good solid offer for your house.

  8. Can't wait to see your vacation photos. It does seem like May is just crazy busy so I completely understand. Love to see that nest also.


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