Wednesday, April 22, 2009

All Shook Up!

Hosted by Susan and Dixie

Susan's all about Spring magic outdoors today and Dixie wants to honor the earth. I think I've accomplished both in today's story and photos without realizing it. How awesome is that?!

This little bird was caught in the strong wind that rattled the branches of the trees in front of our unit! Is that a finch?

Right after church last Sunday, it was quite windy! I mean big swoops would come by, whistle and die down and come right back again! This poor little bird was on our fence during one of the "die down" phases when I noticed him (or her). I quickly barked to my children something similar to "g-- ah, ca-m-ra! Now!" which made them stay put more and wonder what happened to my tongue! I pointed to the bird, the opened door, made clicking actions and finally someone grabbed the camera. LOL. Of course by the time I got, it had no memory card! When it was finally in, the bird flew away! (grrr!)

Now, I'm not saying this was a monster wind, but you would have busted up laughing if you would have seen this bird. When it flew away, it was slapped by the wind into our rattling tree and bounced it around in there before it managed to grab on to this tiny branch! I had to switch to SPEED mode to catch the poor bird hanging on for dear life. Look at his anxious face!

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves... (Watch the leaves, no trick photography here! I just clicked away!)

Thanks to our gracious hosts, Susan and Dixie! Make sure to come visit them so you can see more participants! You all rock for stopping by!

TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain" says the bird thing was funny but she also felt bad...) This is nothing new. With all the possibilities now a days, it is so easy to do theme tables, so make one! Even better do one that triggers good memories. Like have a nature theme where it's about animals you recently had a soft spot for like from a recent or memorable zoo trip! Find items to help you trigger that memory. Invite those that were present with you and relive the memories fondly over great food and table! Instead of "groomed" flowers, use a wild flower bouquet, and put it a more natural looking pot. Use leaf-shaped plates with natural colors, so no neon pink unless it's for a flamingo experience. Have a natural menu of salads. nuts and fruits. Instead of smoothies, have slices of fruits and water in like a coconut or other creative drinkware suited for your theme!

A fat and juicy thank you is in order: I have over 50 followers! Wow! I feel so loved! Thank you, thank you! You feed my creativity. "Brain" is being fattened up by your great comments and friendships. She is literally tipping me over. LOL

Oh yeah, I am co-hosting the THRIFTY THURSDAY meme with Leigh of "Tales from Bloggeritaville and I will have Mr. Linky up tonight by 9:30 PM! (Sorry my kids go to bed at 9:00) So come on over tonight and join on the fun of showing off your latest "thrifty" treasures. Link up your permalink, not your main blog address so everyone can find your TT post quickly. Oh also tomorrow night, Susan, our Tablescape Thursday host will have Mr. Linky up at 9PM, so make sure you join up there as well!

See you tonight!


  1. Beautiful pictures. Happy Earth Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  2. great photos of the bird upclose

  3. our little wrens came back to nest exciting!

  4. Very pretty pictures!!

    Happy Earth Day and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. Good morning Chandy. I almost forgot, I am going to Chicago early Friday so I will post Sightseeing Sat. in advance. Will you be joining me and can I add your link?...Christine

  6. Hi Chandi, what a sweet little bird!!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  7. Happy Earth Day

    Roberta Anne, the Raggedy Girl

  8. Hi Chandy! What a sweet little bird you captured! Love it. Happy OW!

  9. Hi Chandy,
    One word to describe these pictures~AWESOME~

  10. Good morning ladies! Heart you all for stopping by!

  11. You got some great photos of that little "wind bird." You deserve all the followers in the world. We can all see that you are a sweetheart.

    Big Hug,

  12. I love your bird pic. It's a wonder that he wasn't blown away!!!

  13. Hello Girlfriend...

    Just read your sweet note...I'm so glad that you came by and took a peek at my gallery art wall! Thank you for your sweet compliments!!!

    Girl, I can't believe that you got these photos of your little bird...they're fabulous!!! Oooh...they would be so pretty printed off and framed!!!

    I will certainly check back by tonight for your co-hosting "Thrift Thursday" party!!! Thanks for the "heads up"!

    Warmest wishes,

  14. Sue you are so sweet! Thank you!

    Gina, me too!

    Chari, thank you! I love your visits as well!

  15. You got some great pictures! I love birds!

    I will come back tonight and link my TT. Thanks so much for driving the ship, Chandy! I am so appreciative!

  16. HI Carolyn! Make that 51 followers! I didn't realize I had not clicked to follow your blog as I've been coming to see you for some time! Well, now I'm official! Thanks for popping in to see me. Just had to check in!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  17. Hi Chandy,
    I love your Outdoor Wednesday little bird! What a great set of pictures you managed to get. I wonder if he was holding on tight in the wind for you to take his picture :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment you left. I'm following your blog too now :) I'm curious to find out about Thrify Thursday now, that sounds interesting...

  18. Hi Chandy! Your bird photos are so cute! How did you get so close? Love them!...Debbie

  19. Great pictures! It is not easy to take pictures of them because they do like to fly about.

  20. Hello KC! I know that's why I just clicked away! ;-)

  21. Wow! What great pictures you captured of the bird! That green glass looks gorgeous on your tablescape. Thanks so much for posting my blog button. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to delete it, and come get a new one that I am now using. (Sorry, I change my mind a lot! But I'll try to keep this one for awhile)! laurie

  22. You are giving me such inspiration to want to decorate my table. Yes, to decorate it and sit in the beauty and watch the birds. :) Mine will be simple cup of tea, but I absolutely must have cloth napkins. My family thinks I'm nuts, but I require cloth napkins even when traveling. They are so comforting.

  23. Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan


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