Sunday, July 10, 2011

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

As of this morning we have 100 followers!  Since we began our blog almost one year ago on August 30, 2010, we would have never believed that many people would want to view what we do day to day!  We have gained many new Blogville friends -  2 legs and 4 legged -  and cherish their friendships.  We've shed a few too many tears for our friends that have crossed over the Bridge  but would have missed not having them in our lives even for a short time.  Each and everyone of you have enriched our lives by dropping by!  So Minnie and Mack  and hu-dad and I say THANK YOU!!!!
On our evening walk the other night, we came upon the biggest bird and her nest that we have ever seen!  Take a look at the picture below:  (click on it to  make it bigger)

 It took a minute but came to the conclusion that it is one of the most unusual and creative things we've seen in a long time!
The bird is wrought iron.  You won't believe what the egg is!  You know those annoying light green plastic covers that  stick up and grace yards in subdivisions  (a small price to pay for underground utilities)....that's what the egg is!   The owners of this home made the nest out of a big flower pot with the bottom cut out and plunked it down on top of the green thing and surrounded it with twigs!  The "nest" is about 1 1/2 feet wide.  The mother bird is about 3 1/2 feet high.  Have you even seen anything like this?  If you click on the picture below of the "nest" you can see TV printed on the top of the egg, LOL.  If the cable folks need to access the wires under the plastic cover, they just lift off the "nest"!  

While I was out with hu-mom on our early Saturday morning walk, we heard a lot of crows.  We looked up and this is what we saw.  Kind of spooky?  (Hu-mom says her cell phone camera does not have zoom....)

Here's to a good week and please stay cool!

Minnie :)


Mack and Murph said...

Minnie & Mack- we love reading all about your adventures. We are so glad we stumbled upon your blog!

Mack & Murph

Mack and Murph said...

Minnie & Mack- we love reading all about your adventures. We are so glad we stumbled upon your blog!

Mack & Murph

Payton said...

Congratulations on reaching 100! That is very cool and well deserved. We enjoy your blog very much! And what neat finds on your walk! My mom really likes the bird nest idea. How clever of those home owners!

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

That nest is so cute.

Congrats on 100. On to 200!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Hee Hee... that bird is something else. Very creative. Love the picture of the early morning.

Have a great day.

pawhugs, Max

Sabrina PugTails said...

I love the nest, what a creative way to camouflage a somewhat unattractive necessity.

OscarBlogger said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers! That's a big accomplishment. I for one enjoy your blog very much - keep it up! What an interesting idea to cover up those utility things - it definitely looks neat!

jen said...

Congratulations on reaching 100! That is awesome!

That is such a creative piece with the nest and the bird!

houndstooth said...

After reading Georgia Little Pea's blog, I am not sure I'd linger near those birds! I think that is one of the most creative lawn solutions I've ever seen! What a good idea!


Minnie Moo said...

Congrats Minnie on a 100 followers. You're the bestest!


Minnie Moo

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Is it Halloween already and I missed the rest of summer? (re: picture of crows in tree)

What a creative way with the bird and nest to have a pretty garden and disguise an ugly intrusion!

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Carly @GreenDogLove said...

Congrats on 100 fans! We love reading y'alls adventures!

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my gosh......that IS creative!!!

.......and congrats on your FURST 100 followers....many more to come, I'm sure!