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Monday, April 09, 2007

Art Journal WK14 Birds

I am a member of the RSPB & have been for a number of years. So birds have meaning to me. When I read the prompt, I did wonder how best to illustrate their meaning. Then I remembered the fab photos both my father & I took of the Housemartins, that nest every year on his bungalow. (The pics on this card aren't clear but they are in my photos slideshow in the sidebar, if you are interested in better close ups!)
Last year, their was a crisis & the nest fell. The three babies were still okay & almost fully fledged. Dad taped an old plant pot in place near the original nest & put the babies into it. They lived happily their for another week before flying away. We hope they do come back again this year, towards the end of this month they are due. Hopefully the weather conditions will be better for them & the mud they use for their nest will be better.
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16 comments:

Lis said...

What a fantastic card :)

Je@net said...

Love your card!! What a great pics!!

Vibeche said...

Fantastic card, great pictures

Julie said...

Just lost my post!

I love the card and love the story! I am going to base my story on nesting...we have bluetits that nest in the box at the bottom of our garden every year...I just love it when the babies fly...I end up sat at my kitchen window with binoculars for hours on end :lol:

Marjolein said...

Wonderful card!! great story too

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh isn't this a gorgeous story Paula, amazing they stayed in the potplant after the fall.. how sweet.

Kim said...

Great pic of the nest - great story too! TFS!

beth j said...

cool story and nice card.

Jenny said...

Love the story of the nest at your father's house. I had a family of Robin's a few years ago in a bush outside my front door. We loved having them there!

valerie said...

Fab card Paula love the story glad they survived, mine is nearly ready for my blog just got to kick DD off the other computer so I can scan it

ruth said...

What a neat story, cool card.

jess said...

thats so nice!! I hope the birds come back to visit you too!!!
Great card!

Deborah said...

Love your card, especially the photos:)

Lynn said...

Love your card, great promp! Gotta get mine done! Maybe tonight!

Nat said...

ohh - this photo is amazing!!! Love this card. I hope they will come too!!!

Lynne.x said...

Great pix Paula.

I've managed to get this weeks card done but have only managed 7 out of 14 so am still playing catch up.