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Monday, July 4, 2011

Needlework and Bluebirds

Today I spent a very relaxing day sitting in my Adirondack chair, doing my embroidery and watching the bluebirds feed their young.
Dad made this bird house from a hollow tree branch, and it, along with several others, hung from the trees in our front yard. He also made bluebird houses, one of which I have, but they preferred this house. It hangs from the pine tree by my chair.
I watched as the mother and father took turns feeding the three babies nestled in the house.
I was able to aim the camera inside to get this quick picture between feedings. This little one looked right up at the lense. It was worth the wait!
I hope all of you had a wonderful fourth!

11 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh how fun to get that last picture of the baby. Love seeing the birdhouse too. You are so fortunate to have bluebirds nesting there.

Diane said...

I didn't realize you had bluebirds there. You're so fortunate. They're so beautiful, and to get the picture of the baby!! Thanks for your comments Laurie. Hope you've enjoyed the 4th. Diane

Pearl said...

What a cool idea your Father had to make a house for these beautiful birds. No blue birds here either, sounds like you had a wonderful day. We just watched the 4th of July shows right off our balcony, we don't have to go anywhere and fight the crowds. We have 8 shows all at the same time. We are blessed. Have a great week girlfriend!

Catherine said...

What a perfect way to spend the day Laurie! Watching those birds and babies is free entertainment.

Very fun!
xo Catherine

Kim said...

How cool that you could get so up close and personal with the birds! Great pictures, and your description of sitting and stitching just makes me relax!

Sharon said...

Sounds like my kind of day. Love the birdhouse. Lucky you having bluebirds. Thanks for your visit.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

That is the BEST birdie-baby picture EVER! And how sweet that they like being by you when you do your embroidery! Love the sound of that while scene..you made my day..and my smile :-)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oops..I meant "Whole scene" LOL

Zuzu said...

Ahhh, you've just described a perfect day, Laurie!!! I LOVE your shot of the little baby bird!

Thank you for your sweet comment over at my little blog! :)

Hugs,
Zuzu

Melinda Cornish said...

I love bluebirds! Well any bird actually. I had never seen one for real until this spring in Utah....they are so pretty.
I love your banner Laurie....You look so pretty.
Thanks so much for trying to let me know Colleen was trying to get ahold of me. I wasnt going on the computer for a while but I am doing better....Melinda

Name: Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics! I love the natural bird house too - Amanda