A couple of artsy friends of mine, Sue Doyle and Terry Decker, gave me the most spectacular bird's nest ever and it included 4 little periwinkle blue woodpecker eggs. Mom unfortunately was electrocuted but her babies will become a piece of art and live on.
In addition Sue Doyle also gave me a decorative bird house which I hung outside on one of my trees couple of years ago and a mother bird liked it enough to have her babies there, it is pretty glitzy. This year the magpies are back in full force so I have to run out and chase them away because she's back and I'm sure that those little guys would make a tasty meal. We have way too many magpies up here again, they eat the songbirds babies and eggs, last year was the first time in a long time I've had birds back in the yard.
Glitzy house, home sweet home! You can just barely see a little beak in there.
Right now, where I live, it's beautiful absolutely breath taking. After winter and months of rain I decided that me and my dogs could use a little exercise. So early in the morning we walk to the top of the mountain that we live on. It has totally been kicking my ass, the initial climb is a pretty steep incline. Here are a few shots.
almost to the top is a birds nest in the sage brush.... view looking east toward Denver view looking west towards Evergreen... half way down looking on down on a couple of houses on our street looking down at our roof
This is absolutely fascinating, trying to figure out the best way to dry this pig out. So I was thinking that his ears and snout are dry enough so I am going to start wrapping the ears and nose in wet paper towel.
Okay here's what happened. My friend Deborah sends me an email "I got a pig head for you"......hummm what does that mean exactly, a pig head??? So I'm intrigued. "okay"...... she then sends me another email, "...it's smoked and the cheeks are missing but it has the ears and the nose". "okay"......."it's in a bag in my trunk". "okay" now what. "I'll leave it for you at the gallery". Today I unwrapped the little beauty and here's what I found, oh yeah it had an earring in the ear, touche Deborah... My plan is to try and dry it out further while maintaining the ears and nose, maybe do some alcohol dips then coat with resin. It is just so cool.
I took the clock out of this container because this little thing was so darn cool. Makes a very nice mouse tomb I had wanted to put a bird skeleton in it but it is too small inside. I had some nice leds I have been wanting to use and they fit perfectly along with their battery pack.
glue drying, battery pack just fit, it was a teeny too big so I filed a corner and it fits nice and snug