Good morning, Ro! Your new work is -- as always -- just gorgeous. (I've GOT to come up with some new adjectives!!)We have male birds around here that do what your bird in the photo is doing.....the cardinals are a perfect example. My guess is that he is a male, and trying to drive this "other" male from his territory. We have been known to cover up the mirror (or shiny glass window) when this happens. It is possible for the males to actually lose their lives -- either from sheer exhaustion or injury. :o(Happy Wednesday!xxxooo
Hi Lisa don't worry I was not insensitive to his bashing on my truck mirror. I found him after hiking, shot a few pictures, scared him off and drove away.Thank you about the jewelry :)Oh I saw a cardinal only once while visiting my sis WOW a flash of red really was all I saw, we don't have birds like that round here.xoxo
This was better than a cup of decaffy!! Got rid of the morning grouchies pronto.xxx
How's the weather down there today, Rochelle? Yesterday it was a rather balmy 60ºF...today we woke to light snow, temp currently 36ºF and we just had a mini hail storm--nearly half an inch on the ground--with some cracking thunder! (I threw a tube of sunscreen into one of my snow boots for tomorrow, just in case.)Hope your day has been an interesting one, too! =)xxx
Oh well I'm actually jealous Ash, no high riding rip roaring weather here, just stale and boring blue skies. I had my a/c chugging in my tiny studio. When the sun moves into the west my little place feels like it's under a magnifying glass.I did get a lot done today though :)Don't forget to drop a Swiss Army knife in there too, preparedness, girl scout thing :)xoxo
Ooh, yeah...good one. I think I've got my trusty MacGyver knife somewhere. (My best buddy and I were one of the youngest Girl Guides in our troop...mostly because we got kicked out of Brownies!)Yow...sounds like it gets a little toasty in your studio, although not surprising, with all that smithing magic going on. Thank goodness for a/c!Nighty-night!xx
Renegade Brownies, I love it! I love groups that wear specific hats like those sweet berets those girl groups require or shriner fez'es. If you're going to join a group join one with a rad uniform. Remember the cub scout neckerchief and bolo jewelry slide, that was some bad a$$ stuff. I bet they all wear tee shirts now......I digress.......... well anyways congrats on your guiding status :)I wold die without a/c with that torch on all day, I'm so happy to have it.Have a rip roaring day, riding the currents!xo
Hahaha! We rocked the beret thing, definitely, but never did have to don a bolo slide. Darn it. I would have SO rocked one of those.Nothing--and I mean NOTHING--beats the rompers (yes, I said r-o-m-p-e-r-s) we had to wear at intermediate school (11-12 yrs). And no, I'm not talking about the stylin' rompers (!) worn today...I'm talking about these bad girls...but in blue! http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=1113623(Yes, yes we were all scarred for life. I get a rash whenever I go down the diaper aisle.)Sending some cool breezes your way. I'm researching ravens today. The more I learn the more I adore them!xxx
Oh gosh I went to Catholic school and we never had to wear those!Ha! they do look like diapers....You win!!cool today....thanks..xo
oh hah hah! definitely a chuckle there.yep, that little guy is showing off for sure....I'm gonna get the competition!
Oh gosh I know Deb, spring!!
Too funny--these little roosters have so much attitude...especially when encouraged by a mirror! Somewhere, the lady birds are watching him and teeheeeing at his pomp and circumstance.GREAT photos, Ro--this makes me smile!!
Testosterone Towhee, I was wondering if he had a nest and a babe and some hot chicks close by?I smiled too :)
O my gosh...this is adorable...she was trying to apply lipstick to her beaks : )
Her beaks, HA haaaa that's funny!!
Your lil friend was so interesting, I think he like the look of himself in the mirror what a vain lil stinker. Love your work your creations are fantastic!
I think he was kicking some birdie butt Nancy, giving himself the old 1,2!Thank you about my jewelry.xo
How do I spell "lighten up"?C-O-F-F-E-EI think I needed more of it ! XO
Awwww, mother bird your heart is in the right place I know....mmmm coffee always a good plan!XO
Oh, your little guy brought back a great memory of watching a blue jay admire himself in the huge mirror on my husband's truck. He was perched on the lip of the window to get the full effect. I first thought he was trying to scare the "other" bird off, but as I watched him, I realized he was preening. He checked himself out at every angle, for about 10 minutes. We were in hysterics by the end of it. He came back at least one other time that we knew of. Vain jay, we miss you!
Oh I love that story Sharon, nothing seems to rile the Jays much, they seem pretty well in charge. One cool bird with a fancy hair cut....weet whew......(wolf whistle) :)Well you always have the memories.......
your talent for capturing the moment is impressive! i love imagining what "they" must be thinking. btw, the recent metal work - awesome!!
Spring seems to have all the birds fevered up, I think he was trying to scare off all intruders....Thank you Rae!!xoxo