Thursday, June 30, 2011

Drive Thru

The box by the light used to bloom tulips, daffodils, and mums. In an effort to "declutter" (there were weeds there also) Mr. Sophanne removed everything last summer including the bulbs. We won't go into how disappointed I was when I realized that he never put them back and we didn't have any spring flowers there.

Instead he planted some corn seeds. The deer will think it's a drive thru.

Here's a little weird factoid about me. When I get my gardening gloves from the shed and they are stiff with soil and kind of look inflated, it really creeps me out in a Boris Karloff kind of way. Not for any length of time- just the time it takes from the gloves to go from in the basket to on my hands.

I bought some stuffed animal birds at the toy store today. They are pretty adorable. The toucan is a puppet.

I like to have some kind of nature theme that overrides the whole year in music class. Something that we can focus our attention on, use to create rhythms etc. I was explaining that to the clerk and she said that the thing she likes about birds is that when she sees them walking and flying it reminds her what dinosaurs might have looked like.

If you have time to comment, what do you think when you think about birds?


JelliDonut said...

I think I want that flamingo!

DD had a Beanie Baby robin that went everywhere with her. It's name was Birdy. Birdy got left behind in a restaurant and it was the longest day of my life, waiting for the trip to retrieve Birdy. That's when Backup Birdy was obtained. So yeah, ask me how I feel about stuffed birds.

Cindy said...

That's some nice drive/walk-thru. When I think of birds, I think of birdsong. I also think of hummingbirds being super cranky with each other. Big help, huh?

Roxie said...

"Let's all sing like the birdies sing - tweet, tweettweet, twet tweet!"Have you ever been to Disneyland? I'm having Tiki Room flashbacks.

Mountain Mama said...

I haven't been able to enjoy birds since seeing "The Birds."

Mountain Mama said...

But, actually, I do like the stuffed birds!

vanfox23 said...

I don't really have anything that strikes me when I see a bird, however, while reading this and the comments...the song "Rockin Robin" was going thru my head and probably will be there for the rest of the night :-/

p.s. I love summer when you can blog more often :-)