Hi Everyone! We have so many nice birds around here. I was at Birdie and Miss Bug's today while their mom and dad went to the baseball game and out to dinner. I spied an old bird house on the side of their house. Don't you love birdhouses? When we moved to Seattle we lived by a lake while our house was being built and there were so many birdhouses in the trees. I find bird houses such an important gesture of hospitality. However, the best example nature gives us of bedtime brilliance: the nest.
The nest above is in Sydney. I do not know what it is for.
Have you read The Wheel on the School? It tells of sweet children in Holland who try to lure storks back to their village. Jeff and I read it when he was little. He still has a nice hardcover copy.
While watching the little girls, I knit my i-cord lanyard. It's not quite finished, but I think I'll knit a nest next. Garden Mama featured a sweet nest with knitted eggs on her beautiful blog. The nest above was pictured on a bird rescue site.
Cats are good nesters, aren't they? Before I was a teacher, I cleaned houses. One lady I cleaned for made cozy little nests for her cats. They were all around the house.
There are so many kind robins in our yard this spring. They hop around hunting for worms and let me get very close to them. I found these robin eggs on the web. Isn't that the softest, most inviting shade of blue?
Is your house your nest? Your bed? I think it's wonderful that teenagers never want to get out of their beds. I have only felt that way when I was nursing babies or sick. I get up because I get stiff and sore if I stay in bed too long. Do you ever have those divine sleeps when your whole body is relaxed and calm? Why don't we have those every night? I think there is something secret about sleeping that we haven't discovered yet. Your mind sorts out details while you sleep, but what else happens? I remember trying to outsmart sleep when I was a child. I thought that if I just kept thinking about being awake, I wouldn't drift off. Of course that didn't ever work. Sleep IS necessary. duh. How do you make your bedroom all dreamy and cushy? I'd like to know.
Granny told a lot of stories today, folded clothes, washed dishes, bathed babies, combed hair, and smooched soft little necks and Granny's ready for sleep. Sorry for the rambles.
Oh, Gwen said that gnomes give her the creeps. Do they give you the creeps? I like their little red hats, but I'll give the gnomes a rest.
Thank you for coming by. I hope you had a happy, nesting weekend.