Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birds on Holiday

Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, suggested we give our Target bird salt and pepper shakers a holiday. The challenge was to follow the birds and capture them in environments, away from their usual element.

I was so happy to see the birds on holiday arrive at my home in Helena. I looked outside and saw them perched on my deck.

I opened my window and in they flew. They were in town visiting friends. Their first stop was with their very close Mrs. Sally Loudermilk Chicadee

Mrs. Sally had great news....she was exciting a new arrival anyday.
They enjoyed the visit with Mrs. Sally and soon left so that she could tend to her nest.
From Mrs. Sally's home, they stopped in for the Easter service at church.
It was a wonderful service! They sang and sang in praise.
Following church, it was off to see Mrs. Charolett Ann, a longtime friend.Charlotte was surprised at their visit.
She was eager to catch up on the gossip who's tail feathers were recently tufted and who was had flown the coop.
"Really? You don't say?"
That Charlotte loves to be in the know.
Soon enough, it was off to the garden home of Eloise and Ted Robiner
There they dined on a feast of juicy worms and sunflower seeds. Soon enough, it was time to move on and pay visits to other places. It was then that they landed briefly on the window seal before that bid ado and were off to other exciting places...on holiday.
To see other stops, drop by Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch. From there you can follow the birds to other (more exciting) places.
My contribution for Outdoor Wednesday is this little turtle seen below. He was sunning himself on a log in my friend, Diva's pond.
See other Outdoor Wednesday posts, hosted by Susan at, A Southern Day Dreamer.

I want to remind everyone about Thrifty Thursday. Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, dumpster diving, even antique stores. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements. I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it.Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. So....do show and tell!Be sure to grab a button and link back. Also, don't forget to come back here tonight at 8PM and paste your direct hyperlink to your Thrifty Thursday post here at Mr. Linky (assuming he will be nice tonight).
You must comment under the giveaway post to be entered.
Good luck!


Mari said...

Those Target birds are really making their rounds. I'm sure they loved their stop in your home!

Mari said...

Those Target birds are really making their rounds. I'm sure they loved their stop in your home!

susan said...

I'm so glad they found time to make it to church for Easter. I just knew they were good birds :)

Chandy said...

Hello Leigh! Your birds have been busy! Mine will soon be back I know it!

Pop in tomorrow and you can be updated on their ongoings! LOL

Kathleen Ellis said...

Well...I'm glad to see those birds have kept their priorities straight, even while traveling, and went to church!
I will try to link up for Thrifty Thursday...thanks for the invite!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

They are having a great time, aren't they!! Cute post, Leigh!!

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, those little birdies did get around didn't they? How cute! Loved to see them visiting you doggie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

The bird adventures are hilarious! I am loving the look on your dog's face... crackin me up. Thanks for playing along, I couldn't wait to see what you would come up with. I am THE only one without these sweet birds!

Kammy said...

Your birds were quite busy and so
tweet ! Hugs ~ Kammy

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

That pic w/ your poochie cracks me up. I would love to know what he is really thinking.

Very cute post! Blessings, Barb

Valerie said...

Cute post! Those Target birdies are really out-and-about for Outdoor Wednesday! Personally, I like the little turtle sunning himself. Made feel warm all over and hope for spring to arrive soon!

Blessings to you from Kansas,

Cynthia said...

Hi Leigh,
Your birdie story is cute and I just love that church ! I will add on to Thrifty Thursday tomorrow, and a giveaway, how nice! Cindy

Light and Voices said...

That turtle is out there in the sun, by a pond enjoying the peace and quiet life. Lucky.

. said...

They are lovely. And the dog is amazing.


Keetha said...

The traveling birds were such a clever idea.

Carrie said...

What a great bird adventure! Very cute!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Love your birds with your doggie.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Cathy said...

Cute post!!! Target birds really get around!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

bj said...

Did you see Mine? Did they fly by YOUR house...they are runnin' from the cops...
Your little birds are so sweet and didn't get into trouble...:O)

ann said...

very nice.what an imagination you have my dear.you know i have read at least a dozen by now,and esch one is so completely different.aren't we women just awesome?...ann

texasdaisey said...

Hi Leigh,
I did the drawing on my Beauty Cottage blog and you won. If you will email your home address to me I will get your two nail color kits out to you. Thanks so much for entering.

Smilingsal said...

Your dog seemed not to mind those bird poking around.

Knitty said...

Aww, Charlotte looks like a good friend to them. :)

Chari said...

Hi Leigh...

Hehe...those little birds sure get around don't they? I bet you were just tickled pink to have them stop by your place for a visit! Loved the photos of the birdies and Charlotte...too cute!!!

Love the photo you caught of the turtle on the log...what a great photo! I love it!!!

Warmest wishes,

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Leigh..Sorry I haven't been around as much lately..... I haven't felt good. Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love seeing everyone's creativity. Enjoyed yours!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the birds made it to church in their travels.

Kathy b

Kirby3131 said...

This is hysterical. I love it!