It's Monday and as I sit here at the computer working on the website, a new blog post and doing research, I am keeping an eye on the weather. The cold air is hitting the hot air somewhere way up in the atmosphere (at least that's what the weather man said this morning) and is causing lots of weird weather conditions today. There is a tornado warning and calls for thunderstorms, hail and a sudden drop in the fabulous 70 degree weather we had down to the 50's (boohiss). Since I don't have a radio or television down here in my studio I am keeping an eye to the sky. In doing so I have noticed some fun things going on in nature. Yesterday I brought out my hanging baskets in anticipation of planting in them soon. I sat them on the old picnic table. Well all day long this sweet bird has been working her little tail feathers off flying back and forth grabbing bits and pieces of the old worn coco liner.
It took me a while but I found the nesting spot.....right up under the screened porch in the rafters. It's an awfully noisy spot as it's right on top of Bobby G.'s lawn tractor.
I also noticed a Momma blue bird grabbing pine straw for her nest too. She loves the cottage style as she chose for her home this Spring, the pink blue bird house I made. Don't forget to save the hair from your hairbrush, the fur from brushing your doggies and bits and pieces of yarn. Throw them out in your yard. The birds will love you for it.
The dogwood trees are just starting to break out. The trees are just loaded with flower buds. Some years that's not always true. I can't wait for the pink dogwood to get in full bloom. It stands right beside the west window in our family room and when in full bloom bathes the room in a pink glow. The red buds are almost in full bloom too. The pink thruout the woods looks so pretty. That snow/ ice storm we had a couple of weeks ago brought down one of the biggest red buds we had. I was in tears over that tree.
And I thought I would show you some sweet cottage finds from my treasure hunting this past Saturday. They will go in the boutique shortly. Tramp! Tramp art that is. Look at this adorable pin cushion rocking chair made from a tin can lid. Can you imagine the time that went into that? Love the worn faded pink velvet seat. And the adorable little pottery Carolina wren for another great find.
And the old child's cast metal cash register bank is so charming. It's an Uncle Sam's 3 Coin Register Bank. It still works. How do I know? Because I put some money in it and the register rang it up. You can't get into the bank until it registers $10.00. Great teaching tool for a youngster and it's just so darn cute to have sitting around.
Another adorable find is this Christmas girl. Don't you just love her with that cute bonnet? She has wings and is holding a Santa in her hands. She is cold painted and has lots of wear but still oh so charming.
And lastly, look at this sweet pansy face. I found that growing in the rock pile near the wood pile. It's a volunteer. Now, don't you know, if I had planted it there, never in this world would it have lived.
It's almost time to go fix supper. What are we having you ask? I am just positive you are dying to know. ;) We are having Spring time for dinner tonight. Fresh pencil thin asparagus with lemon pepper, big plump juicy strawberries and fresh caught tuna. Yum! Yum!
Thanks for listening to my ramblings today. I know lots of you are on Spring break this week and I hope you are having a great time. See ya' on Pink Saturday.