We recently had a microburst in our area, and as I was raking up branches, leaves, and other debris (like those green ball things that fall off one of our trees. What are those stupid things?), I nearly scooped this little guy right up! He wasn't moving at all until I screamed in shock after nearly jabbing him with my rake. Successful camouflage, little birdie.
Even after my startling discovery, he continued sitting there. He moved his head from side to side but nothing else. I stared for a good moment to allow myself to scare him enough to flutter away and/or to see if he was hurt. Didn't seem to be hurt, although paralysis was still a possible diagnosis.
So I did the next best thing to saving an injured animal. I went inside and got my camera. I came back outside and (somewhat to my surprise) he was still there. Silent and still but not dead. Apparently not injured either because he was gone a few hours later.
I decided he must have been in a state of shock after plummeting to the ground with one of the many branches scattered in our yard. Let's hope he got up and found his family or at least let out a little tweet so his family could find him.
Sure it's sort of sweet and sad, but overall, it's creepy. Those black eyes and pointed little beak--it's a good thing he wasn't hurt. I can't guarantee I would have done anything about it.
How would you feel about living in an L41 Home? ". . .conceived by architect Michael Katz and artist Janet Corne, the prefab home is ultra-compact, built with green materials and energy efficient. Designed to be constructed on piers or a four-point foundation, the home could easily be located on any site with minimal impact."
It seems to be a rather spacious studio and supposedly has lots of storage as well. With just 220 square feet, I think it's quite charming.
I would go for one as a vacation home. Maybe one propped up somewhere on the East Coast. Along the streets of Boston perhaps? Or maybe I would rather find a flat spot somewhere in the Rockies.
I guess weather conditions would have to be very moderate wherever it goes.
Could I put it on wheels and make it my modern version of a Winnebago?
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
I pulled this quote from the movie, Inception. Have you seen it yet? I won't say too much about it, but if you have not yet seen it, you should. It’s exciting & funny & philosophical & confusing & romantic & thrilling & thought-provoking & entertaining & I want to see it again. And that's my movie review.
I really adore the month of July. I love the 4th + my birthday is the 10th + it's summertime and everyone is happy and relaxed. It is probably the best month of all, which is my excuse for lack of blog posts. I have, however, made some time for sidewalk chalk with a few favorite pals.