Sunday, August 4, 2013

Marvelously Messy and an Osprey Feather



We've moved.
For a time anyway.

We're trying something different and I am loving the change.

Nearby our new place, there is a baseball field with giant lights pointing down on it.....and it is there that some very handsome Ospreys have chosen to nest. 

They love to nest on man-made structures. In fact, in places where there are not a lot of high structures for Osprey to nest, kind people have been known to help by building tall platforms. Ospreys are known to mate for life. 

I found a gorgeous contour feather on the field below the nest that is, no doubt, an Osprey's:
What is underneath the feather is one of my current projects that I am LOVEing. 

Here's the mom and dad (one of them with a fish in it's talons) coming back to the nest:

Gorgeous birds. 
And, very chatty!!!! They peeped (and they really *do* peep) at me for the whole time I was there. 
Ospreys are diurnal, meaning they are awake during the day and asleep at night. 
Smart birds. 
:-)

Okay. Here's my favorite from last weeks party!!!!

Starfish Placemat by Burton Avenue. Super dooper cute!!!!

Now, on to the party!!!