Sunday, July 17, 2011

Birds Of A Feather



With overcast skies and temps in the low 60's, Saturday was all about relaxing.  Relaxing up to the point that two fledgling sparrows decided to spread their wings in attempt to take flight into the wild blue yonder.  The lil pair managed to get as far as the shed and from that point hunkered down for the entire day.  Cheyenne (my granddaughter) had just returned home from a sleepover and upon discovery of the two fledglings she spent the entire day insuring that no predators would cause harm to the little twins.  These are her photos.





Just before dusk, the pair began pre-flight wing checks and within 5 mins of commencing they lifted their tiny bodies with a flapping ackwardness and were gone.  Cheyenne was both elated in that they finally took flight and no longer needed to worry of what the night may have brought, yet saddened by the fact they were gone.



Today, the rains returned....




Lovely



Hope you're enjoying a nice weekend.



16 comments:

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

Yesterday wasnt too bad but today its 95 degrees and humidity is 104 degrees.. Its terrible.. its hot and humid and just miserable.. Thank goodness for central air.. I love your granddaughters photo's they are beautiful.. she is a little photographer I see.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi NBR,

Oh Lordy, I don't want to imagine that kind of heat/humidity. We've been blessed with a wonderful summer thus far rain or not. Yes thank goodness for C/A! Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments about Cheyenne as they are truly appreciated. I've not forgotten our last conver and am preparing something that I hope will help you with listing in your blog. Will have soon. Have a good week and thanks again!

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

Thanks Dave i appreciate it.. And your granddaughter ia wonderful photographer..

NeverTooOld said...

Hi NBR,

You're very welcome! I'll show her your comments as I know she'll love to read! Thank you!

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

You are most welcome.. by the way did you know they are shutting down chats in Etsy as of Friday?? I just found out myself and have had a few peole looking to talk to you today before they do shut it down. Etsy isnt shutting down just chat.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Again,

Yes, rumors had been floating since Saturday as that's the first I'd heard of and now confirmed in the chat rooms. I too have been on the lookout for some pals. Many are now on FB's "Etsy Chatters" so you may have a look into it. I'll be in touch and have a super day!

Mrs. Oddly said...

Aww the sweetness of little ones seems to bring out the best in us. My eldest still looks out for the fledglings when they fall out of trees. Your grandaughter took some very nice pictures for her to remember her little feathered twins.

NeverTooOld said...

Hiya Mrs O,

Thanks for the visit and kind comments. We've found there are still two others in the birdhouse and at this time they periodically peer out to see the world. Will try to post pics.

Kristin Long said...

Oh, the pretty rain! We need it so badly here in Texas!!!!

C's pictures of the birds are very good! She needs to do more photography!

Hope you are well, Dave!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Kristin,
C loved your comment and how nice of you to say! She's like besides herself at the comments left. Thank you very much xoxo.

I wish I could send you guys a little liquid sunshine as I know you're in need. I love the rain, winter, spring, summer, or fall. Hope you guys get a share soon!

:o)

Autena said...

Oh what I'd give for 60 degrees and rain! Love the birdies and what a dear child your granddaughter must be for keeping watch over them.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Autena,
Thanks soo much for your kind comments and visit. My granddot will love reading. Yes we've been blessed so far this summer with temps not exceeding 90, generally in the mid 70's to mid 80's and some rainy days to mix things up. Hope your temps give relief soon and that you and yours are well. Thanks again!

Marthaamay O_o said...

HIII!! Cute birds, I hope they didn't get trapped in the rain!?

NeverTooOld said...

Hii Marthaa,
Nice to see you! Yes they were quite the cute pair and nope, they weren't caught in the rain as they took to flight the evening prior. Thanks for stopping by and hope you've a wonderful weekend!

kneesandpaws said...

Hi Dave, Please send the rain to North Carolina. I would be so happy! It's so hot that everything smells like evaporating asphault. I love the idea of making the best of lousy weather and relaxing. Perhaps that's what I really need to do. I loved the birds also...great shots! Oh and p.s. your blog header is awesome!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Jenny,

Always a pleasure seeing you and thank you for the kind comments!OMgoodness yes I wish I could send you all relief from that scorching heat wave. I read in some states temps can rise to 115/120 degrees! I do hope it does not last too much longer. Although the rain is wonderful, it hampers process of the grass seed farmers efforts to cut, seed, and bale their hay, so I feel for them. LOL!! Yes, you're Never too old to ride a motorcycle with a fancy side car! hehe. That'll be me in my 90's :o)