Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Break out of your shell!

It's time to break out of your shell!

I've mentioned before that we have lots of birdhouses on our property but my favorite is the bluebird nesting box that has a little camera installed in it, linked through to a small television.  Through the camera we can watch the whole nest building, egg laying, hatching, feeding etc processes of bluebirds - day and night - and hear them too.  It's fascinating to see all the different stages - but also a little sad on some occasions.

I highly recommend getting one of these birdhouse cameras.  You'll love it. But from all the birds we've watched, one always sticks in my head.  One year I was watching this newly hatched bluebird and he just had this bit of egg shell on his head and it wouldn't seem to come off. It was just like the cartoons and he looked so sweet.  Sorry the photo below showing him isn't very clear.  He wriggled around but his little shell "hat" just stuck on him.  I think eventually he got it off when mummy came back to the nesting box.

In honor of this special little bird, I made some "break out of your shell" earrings.  Suitable for shy people who want to break out of their shell, Easter egg lovers, bird lovers and more!  Yes, little feet sticking out of egg shells!

Hope they make you smile like my little birdie did in the nest box!


These are #17 in my month of earrings challenge.  Time to create more ear threads instead of just dangly ear wires!

1 comment:

Blair said...

I just found your blog for the first time. I was "blog-hoping." :) LOVE the bird jewelry! My best friend's nickname is "bird," so i'll have to visit your shop!

Way fun.

I'd love for you to visit my blog too. I'm hosting a spring blog swap and would love for you to participate.

Hope you have a great night!