I remember in kindergarten when we celebrated our 100th day of school, we had to come up with a collection of 100 things to show for show and tell. I'm not sure how I remember this so well, but it must be because it was a great memory! I remember sitting out on the front porch with my mom and picking leaves off of our little cherry bud tree. (I'm not sure if that's what it actually was but it was a tree that had little leaves and red little berries on it?) So we picked off 100 leaves and glued them to a posterboard in the shape of a tree! It was so much fun! I don't even remember what the other kids brought I just remember thinking mine was the best.
This kind of relates since I'm talking about trees, and birds tend to live in trees... Last night we watched the Discovery Channel's Life Series episode about Birds. I wasn't really in the mood b/c they can tend to lose my attention pretty fast, so I had a magazine in front of me while we watched. Our conversation went something like this:
Dave: Can we stop watching 16 and pregnant and watch the Life series now?
Me: uhhhh I dunno? The girl's mom is about to kick the baby daddy out of the hospital...
Dave: You've already seen this episode?
Me: Yeah, I've seen them all, there was a marathon on and I have a problem.
Dave: Ok, we're watching Life now. It's about birds! You love birds!
Me: Yeah ok but only if they're cute little birdies not like ugly big birds with talons.
Dave: Alright, if there's ugly birds we can fast forward.
Me: Deal (reaches for People's Style Watch magazine)
I watched the part about Penguins because they're so funny to watch trying to walk around and climb up glaciers. Then some ugly birds came on and were fighting over who got to eat some bones, something was said about their stomach acids being stronger than battery corrosives, I lost interest. Back to the magazine. Then Dave goes, "Look! Cute birdies!". He was right! These little birdies were busy decorating their nests to entice potential mates! A cute bird decorating a nest with pretty stuff? Yes please. If you don't believe me here are some pictures of the little Bowerbirds decorating their nests:
Looks like the little cherry buds from my old tree! :)
At first glance I thought these were pretty feathers, nope just a collection of blue bottle caps and straws!
But still prettier than your average nest.
Check out the entire house this little bowerbird built on the episode last night:
That's all I've got for my 100th post. Sorry if you were expecting something fantastical.
I'll try harder on the next 100. :)
Maybe by my 200th post I'll have enough followers/commenters to do a blog giveaway!
Otherwise, I should just flip a coin to see if Opal or Emily wins!