Monday, April 19, 2010

Birding in the Breakfast Room

Hello, Dear Ones! Did you know this time of year is the most wonderful time for Texas birders? So many lovely winged ones pass this way. Well, some of these birds have landed in my breakfast room today. So let's go birding!

The most winged ones have landed upon the top of my olden lawyer bookshelves! Well, chickens and Roosters (you know, with a capital R) are birds. They have wings and maybe they don't fly from state to state, but in my house they fly from room to room. That counts, right? :)

Okay, on with my's a little lamp with a sweet little red and golden shade trimmed with glorious gems to attract the chicks and Roos! :) Or do shiny objects attract magpies? Yep, my sweet friend Sheila at the is always getting sidetracked by the shiny objects.

Sitting under the light of the lamp is my lovely lady chicken! She sometimes flies over to roost on the table but right now she's loving the warmth! She is really a vase and I have poked in some faux hydrangeas. Now you know what I say about my fauxs ~ I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me to death! Yes, they do! :)

Traveling along the top of the cabinet...get your binoculars...I see another yardbird! Now please grab your Sibley Guide to Birds book and tell me ~ is this a chick or a Roo? Only their hairdresser knows for sure! :) You know I'm a silly!

Since I am the most talented creative one, I'll show you my artsy shot of this pitcher. Am I good or what? Again, you know I'm teasing! ;)

Quickly! Look a little south! There's a Rooster tassel just hanging there. Be really quiet so you won't scare him away. If he were to fly away I'd have to contract another one from my sweet friend Susie at . She is so talented and made this! Whew, that was close. I believe he's going to stay here.

Now on the wall is one of my favorite watercolor paintings. Two Roosters staring holes through each other. Something about their face off just makes me smile. I had to prevent any potential threat of a Rooster fight so I asked these two previous yard birds to stand between them.

Well, I certainly do hope you've enjoyed your birding trip with me today. I know I've stretched the 'birding' a bit. But hey, you love me anyway, don't you? :)

I'm joining our Most Wonderful Dear Marty at A Stroll Through Life for Tabletop Tuesday!
Pop on over to see her and you'll be filled with bird feathers, um, I mean inspiration! :)

I know, I'm milking this, but I want to make sure you know about my first linky blogland party on May 7th! Just click on the little button on my side bar for the info. I do hope you'll come!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Feed the Birds
(from Mary Poppins)

Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's
The little old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she call,
"Come, buy my bags full of crumbs;
Come feed the little birds,
Show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
Their young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds," that's what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies

All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see it,
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"
~sung by my Chicks and Roos