Tuesday June 07th 2011, 10:22 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

I saw two of these, one in faded tones, yellows rather than vivid oranges, and the one shown on the left with the sunspot its apparent mate: Black-Headed Grosbeaks. Breathtaking up close. It’s been a year since I’ve seen any. The little house finches (like the little female on the right) were annoyed that they didn’t play the ‘fight and fall up or off and let me grab your perch’ game; just couldn’t get a rise out of them.

Dude. Let me eat my lunch while I ignore you. How else do you think this place gets its yumminess: I am the sun to the seed.

The squirrel flicked its tail side to side like a cat. Another un-intimidate-able bird: Not. Cool.

Oh yes it was.

Meantime, Michelle was trying to buy walking shoes for her trip and at the store I realized I’d been right when I’d grabbed yarn on my way out the door. I pulled my needles out of my overstuffed purse, eyeballed out the length I would need for longtailing it, and cast on.

Not something she’ll need in DC’s summer blaze, though.

p.s. Just for fun? There is someone who made a really loved Bug: those are all tiny seed beads. I’d be afraid to drive it, I mean, think what a fender bender would do, but, wow!

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I thought of you when I saw a bird run across a parking lot driveway and realized that it had to be a quail! Would have loved to investigate it a little more, but the stoplight changed and I couldn’t get to the lot in time.

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 06.08.11 @ 12:52 am

Beautiful little birds…

Comment by Channon 06.08.11 @ 6:41 am

Pretty Birdies.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 06.08.11 @ 8:29 am

just in case you were in doubt about the sanity of those of us that work with seed beads, the VW Bug is proof we’re NUTS! thanks for the cool link

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grosbeak up close and personal — very cool picture — right now we’re seeing some crows in dinner jackets — aka magpies

Comment by bev 06.08.11 @ 8:55 am

I like bev’s comment, “crows in dinner jackets”.
Those ARE pretty birds, but Pepper does not appreciate the remark “…faded tones, yellows rather than vivid oranges…”

Comment by Don Meyer 06.08.11 @ 9:10 am

Ah, I’d love to see a grosbeak! At least I have my brilliant goldfinches to make me happy with their color and their songs these days.

Comment by twinsetellen 06.08.11 @ 5:59 pm

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