Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Rare Bird

Has anyone ever heard of a Turducken? I found one!!!!

xo Ro :) :) :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Messenger

My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird —
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? 
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.


Messenger by Mary Oliver

I created a little messenger to carry your heart, it is available here for a short time....

Oh, happy day all, xoxo Ro

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Richness

 I had a nice weekend, albeit a busy one flitting around looking at "stuff" spring is making little appearances here and there, it isn't far off.

 I went birding on Sunday with one of my friends that was excited to try out her new binoculars.
I always think of the Roald Dahl book that involved the Pelly in the industrious window washing team
when I see the pelicans.

The weather was cool and windy especially on the water, we watched cormorants in great numbers

that looked a lot like bats freeing themselves from a cave.

Just how this lady stayed on her feet in the whipping wind was fun to watch, she was nearly tossed in with the gusts.

OH MY really! My girlfriend is the one to go with, she is very knowledgeable when it comes to identifying them. This litlle stunner is a vermilion flycatcher that seems to have gotten off course, lucky for us.

I watched a western flycatcher gobble down a big fat beak full of lunch.

 The wind was terribly whippy, tearing off our hats and giving a good thrashing, I was wondering how the birds could navigate it. We hiked away from the lake to a low lying stream bed to look for birds beneath the rattling trees. We scared up an entire meadow of turkey vultures hunkering in the warm dry grass presumably taking a break from the wind.

Then there are the mysteries to solve, either one of us had ever seen this vining scrambling plant with enormous pods but noticed some of the scattered seed looked like milkweed.

I always have eyes for the blue heron :)


 The trees sounded like sparring bucks the grinding and clacking branches, some falling, still life goes on, the red tails blend so beautifully.

The willow catkins so beautiful......

they would make pretty earrings, don't you think?

 A nice way to spend a day but not before

 spotting one more this one more colorful than the first.

I came home looked it up, it is indeed a giant milkweed..... wonderful days filled with memories and a few more mysteries solved.

Cheers all, to a good week ahead, thanks for visiting, xo Ro

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Places I Have Been

 A Thousand Stars of Green size 7

Desert Hills size 9

*sold  Opening Skies size 7.25

 *sold Ribes Elegans size 7

*sold  Fog Lover size 9.25

Led Zeppelin and Coffee for breakfast, they're gonna send me back to schoolin'..Let me know if you'd like to reserve one of these beauties, I need some breaklunch then I'm going to list them on etsy.

All are now listed  here.

Thanks for swooping in birdiepies, xo Ro

Getting There

Getting there is half the fun,
sawing birds one by one,
set the stones then I'm done!

See ya back here dear honey buns.
xo coo, koo Ro

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Some Stuff

Well, I've said it before and I'm a firm believer.....a girl can never have enough turquoise.
Look out world, here I come!

Scroll the next pictures fast for the desired effect, I wish I knew how to make a flip book but when I tried to look into it they mentioned instagram and I lost interest.
Hum not that good ( the real thing is supa cool) BUT a little clue, I'm making rings, they may have something to do with small chirpers...

I had such a nice walk this morning, I drove by an old friend I had not seen in several years. I met him and his friends with my former business. I used to hike a lot with this senior and I must say, he doing *marvelous, I stopped and said, "get in let's go for a real walk" so we climbed some hills and enjoyed a good bit of catching up.

TTFN, xoxo Ro

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

For the Gardener


Gardener Earrings are now available in my etsy shop :)

xo Ro