In our neck of the woods we have quite a few turkey vultures, and hawks, and wild turkeys, and deer, and and and...it's just that kind of place. So, one day while I was out lounging on the deck while my little one was playing I noticed this up in the sky:
Hello!! I am alive down here, please stop circling me.
Well, he wasn't really up in the sky,
more like just above the treetops right over me.
I pinched myself just to make sure I hadn't died whilst lounging. It hurt, so I was still alive (phew) and had a bruise to prove it (ow). I moved around just so he wouldn't land next to me and start pecking.
lord bless us and save us, can you imagine??
He wasn't convinced.
What can I say? It was hot out, he probably thought I was a beached whale...
See that little speck in the clouds? That's another one. I guess it was lunchtime.
Finally he got the idea that this restaurant was closed and he would not be eating here today. Just stick with the highways buddy, there is always something lying around there.
He wanted that peanut-butter birdseed coated pinecone
and he wanted it BAD.
He's a menace that guy.
He likes to climb atop our bird feeder and eat all the bird seed.
Sometimes I let the dog out, just to scare him away so there is some seed left for the birds. You should see him jump then! It's amazing how these squirrels can balance on the teeniest tiniest branches. It's like cirque de soleil in our own backyard. Wildlife edition.
Anyway, like I said, he wanted the pinecone that little hands made and he got it. I didn't see him in action, but I can only imagine he jumped on it and fell to the ground with the pincone in his grubby little hands and made off with it to his secret lair.
Well, I tried it around a few different places and it ended up right where it started.
In the foyer.
I like it there. It serves its purpose.
I really like the piece I am just not crazy about it against that
The wall color in my kitchen is green and this piece of furniture looked great against the green color. There just wasn't enough room--it looked too crowded. I would have had to rearrange a lot of things to make it fit and I did not feel like going through all that trouble. The kitchen needs to be redone anyway (probably next year) so I didn't want to change it too much now just for one little piece of furniture only to take it out again when we redo the kitchen.
Anyhoo...to make it look pretty in the foyer I searched for a picture to put above it to bring out some of the colors in the piece.
I found one and I think it looks pretty good.
It definitely helps bring out some of the purple and pink hues in the flower details, although I am not sure you can really tell in these photos.
I love the photo I chose. It makes me smile every time I look at it.