Sunday, May 31, 2009
I have two more videos for you to enjoy...... one is a little graphic......so I'd like to share a little info about what you are seeing in the first video.
Just about every time a baby robin eats ....he poops. That makes for a pretty dirty nest!!...so the parents have to keep it clean in a very unique way. The baby robins poop is contained in a strong mucus bag...so the mother can carry it away in her beak with out it breaking....LOL...disposable diapers for birdies!!....Within seconds of feeding the baby robin poops...whichever parent robin has fed them also takes the waste away immediately ...keeping the clean nest.
When the baby robins are young...there is hardly any bacteria in the waste...it is mostly food....the worms and such that the parent robin feeds....so it is okay for the parent to injest it. Once the babies are a little older though.....it contains more bacteria.....so the parent carries it 20-50 yrds away and drops it in flight!! (more info about about all of this right here).
** This information was shared from the "Journey North Website". Be sure to check this very interesting and informative site out!!**
One of the most Amazing things I've noticed about all this....is that the Mother and Father share the work load. They take turns doing everything....Wow!! talk about modern day families...right?!! Today they were both flying around in the back yard.....it looked like they almost collided at one point and were talking like crazy....LOL...it almost looked like they were having an argument....Could it be????..............
Enough of my babble ....onto the video...double click to see the videos even larger.
Can't view it?.. click here This 2nd video is just of the Robin babies.....It's really Cute...cause the baby on the right will give the baby on the left a little lick......When I first saw this I was Amazed....to be sure the robin actually licked the other...I watched it on my camera in slow motion...Unfortunately I don't know how to show it to you all in slow motion....So just Watch carefully!.........This so reminds me of my son's little dog Chewbacca .....He's such a little licker and whenever he first comes over....he gives our dog Buddy a lick hello on his face....Which irritates the heck out of Buddy.....Haa haa ha!! Thanks for looking Everyone!!....Enjoy!!
Can't view it?...click here
Thursday, May 28, 2009
But that's not all......Tina also created this Beautiful Altered Canvas using one of my favorite photos of Buddy!.....It is totally Amazing ....and I simply can't do it justice in the photos to follow. There are so many Beautiful elements on it....big and small snowflakes, rhinestones, hearts, charms, netting, brads, stitching, flowers, lots of Gorgeous glitter......it's just unbelievable how much it Sparkles and how Lovely it is. It is so inspiring and a total show stopper on the wall!! Thank you so much Tina for this Beautiful work of Art and Heart!!
Here is a front View...
Mama Robin and her babies are doing well.....I am hoping to have another video for you all in the near future. I am so glad so many of you enjoyed the photos and video...Thank you all for visiting and for your Lovely comments!!.
Have a Great Day Everyone!!!..........Hugs, Ila
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Mama Robin kind of looks like she's rejoicing here! Maybe she is calling someone here.....
Awww....Look at the little baby Robins! "Give it all to me Mama!!"......Think...maybe....he's standing on the other birdies head??
I also managed to capture them on video....through the window. I'm not very good at taking videos....and it's pretty shaky......but it's very clear.......Enjoy!! .....
"Mama Feeds her Babies"
Thank you so much for looking Everyone!!.....and for your Lovely coments!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
We've always enjoyed the birds that grace our backyard....This year we have a Robins nest just outside our back door......In fact I can take photos right through the glass in the door. This Robin does not spook easily either....when I or Buddy go outside .....she will stay in her nest. She does fly away if someone she doesn't know too well goes out. She also gets a little camera shy....lol..
But sometimes .......she likes to poseBut lets me know she sees me........ Thinks if she ignores me .......I'll go away.... Then ...she acts a little irritated and looks like she saying, "That's it lady.....no more pics today"
Before the year 2000 we lived in a different house. In that yard we had a family of tree swallows take up residence every year for about 4 yrs. When we decided to move....we really thought about them and how much we would miss them.....
Well... they seemed to just..simply follow us to our new home. They appeared the very first spring we were here...and have raised a family here each year since. They arrive around or in between my birthday (May 6)and Mother's Day. I can work in my garden right under the bird house and they won't spook. Although usually one of them will be watching me from the above cable wire. Here is a photo this year of them taking up residence.......
I will keep you updated on the Robins progress......hopefully with some nice photos. I will also dig up some baby tree swallow photos from before......Hey...I might even share some pics of my gardens. Don't worry!! ....I'll still be showing some cards.....
But for today!!....it's Mother Nature.....
Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone...filled with Warm Spring Blessings!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
A Sister blogger is very ill...... Many of us all know Deb - "Stampin' on the Mountain"... She has shared her Gorgeous creations and graced many of our blogs with her lovely cheerful comments. I Sadly understand from Nancy ..."Nancy's Creative Mess" that Deb is now Terminally ill.
How Wonderful it would be to shower this Lovely lady with cards to brighten her day! I have already mailed her this card in hopes to make her smile.
Thank you So Much Everyone!!...Have a Great Day!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I am also introducing you to Doraline....isn't she just the Sweetest?!!! Stephanie a very kind lady that has recently started a stamp business in Canada .....ask me quite a while back if I would mind making a few cards....After seeing these cuties ....of course I said yes!!....Thank you so much Stephanie!!...Please forgive me for being so late with this!!
First off.... I must say the quality of these stamps are Wonderful and they stamp just Beautifully!!
Be sure also to check out the Inspiration Blog to see Gorgeous creations designed by their talented DT team...and .....check out how to win some fabulous FREE stamps!!
On to my card.....
I have colored the image with copics, prismacolor pencils (oms) and h20's
There is glitter on the lace on Doraline's shirt. There is diamond glaze on the lady bug and little hearts and shimmerz on the flowers. The little spacer on the small black flower is from my dear and very kind friend Tina. Thank you!! so much Tina...I love these and all the lovely spacers you sent...I have a tendency to want to hoard them...lol.
The large flower and Doraline panel is popped up with foamy's.
Paper - GP white, SU Black, Kelly Panacci, Bo Bunny
Ink - memento black, bashful blue
Accessories - flowers, brads, button, cord, stitching, lace, pearls, shimmerz, glitter, spellbinders flower die
Before I go...I want to Thank you all So Much for your kind comments and Well Wishes about my vision......I'm coming along just fine :)
I wish you all a Wonderful Weekend!! ... and Thank You So Much!!...for your Lovely comments!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This week the challenge for Just Magnolia is to have stitching on your card. I love stitching on cards!! I also used a sketch created by Bev - that she created for one of Stamp with Fun older challenges. Thanks for a Fabulous sketch Bev!!
I colored Tilda with copics, prismacolor pencils...and h20's.
Papers - GP white, SU groovy guava, dcwv...and card base and DP from Magnolia
Ink - memento black, bashful blue, certainly celery
Accessories - brad, flowers, raffia lace, tulle, MS leaf punch, stitching, spellbinders flower die.
It's very Cold and Windy here........expecting a little snow....Ugh!.... Mother's day was was pretty nice though. I had a lovely day!! I will be showing some of the lovely birthday cards I've received a little later in the week.
Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!! and Thank you so much for your Lovely comments!!.
Thank you so much everyone for entering this Blog candy and taking the time to share the great books you've read or been reading....and/or your favorite stamps. It's going to be a great summer for me....filled with some fabulous reading .....Thanks to you all....maybe even into the next few years!!.....Big Hugs!! to all of you!!
The winners are...Candy #1
Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:459 Timestamp: 2009-05-13 06:32:26 UTC
angelesb said... Happy B-Day!I read a lot but one of my favorites is The Kite runner. It's really interesting and you learn about how people live in other countries and about friendship, too.Great blog candy, hope to ahve a chance to win .-) Thanks
Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:36 Timestamp: 2009-05-13 06:39:02 UTC
dawnmarieg said... Hi Ila, how you doing?? Fab blog candy, I will put a wee pic and a link on my blog. The 'Twilight' saga of books is very good, and quite a few of my blog friends have enjoyed them too, also have a look at Diana Gabaldon's books, she has done a series of books about Jamie & Claire Fraser, the first one is called 'Cross Stitch' so you can look it up and have a wee read to see if it tickles your fancy lol. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx
Lots to Celebrate!!....My Birthday next week...Mothers Day soon after...and Especially your lovely Visits!!...Magnolia is generously helping out with this celebration....by allowing me to offer a Spring Club Kit....as you can see...I've divided it up....and added some goodies to create 2 separate Candies!! The above candy contains.......a K&Company Que Sera Sera Designer Mat Pad......me & my Big ideas Just Write card stickers......EK success Inspirables Metal Stickers.....little bag of charms and a little goodie bag (flowers, lace, brads, tulle, pearls, baubles and bling).
The stamps included in this candy are from the recent released Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009 and includes...CC09 Roses....CC09 Dragonfly Tilda....CC09 Butterflies....CC09 Tilda with Bee....CC09 Flower -Bee Hive....CC09 Tilda with Flowers.
This candy contains......K&Company Classic Designer Mat Pad.... me & my Big ideas Just Write card stickers.....EK success Inspirables Leather Stickers.....little bag of charms.....and a little goodie bag (flower, lace, brads, tulle, pearls, baubles and bling).
The stamps included in this candy are also from the recent released Chasing Butterflies Collections 2009 and includes....CC09 Tilda with Ladybug.....CC09 Ladybug....CC09 Dot Butterflies....CC09 Chasing Edwin....CC09 Chasing Tilda....CC09 Chasing Butterflies Sign....CC09 Butterfly Grass.
Everyone is welcome to enter!! If you would like to spread the word that would be Wonderful but is not a requirement to enter. I do however have a question for you all.......
Have you read any good books lately.....or are you reading one right now?? Please tell me the name and author if possible......I would love a heads up on some good summer reading. If you don't read..no problem... please tell me what your favorite stamp is at the moment.
This candy will run until the evening of May 12th ......I will announce 2 lucky winners on ... May 13th using Random Number Org.
Good Luck Everyone!! .... Thanks for visiting and your Wonderful comments!!!