Sunday, February 17, 2008

a watch pot never boils

this weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count. We have so far counted birds for two days. But don't you know that when you are looking for birds they never come. We usually have tons of birds but not when we are looking for them. Avery has been a little disappointed by the low numbers but we are hoping to go out with a bang on the last day of the count, Monday. Check it out and count some birds.
I attached these pictures because they were outside pictures. We are dreaming about that these last few cold, icky days. The first is Avery jumping rope. Then the kids watching the last of the leaves falling from the trees. We took a break from school on a nice morning, got a blanket and laid under the trees and sky and counted. We count a lot of things around here. The last one was a sweet, sweet picture that Chris took of the kids this summer while we were on "big" family vacation in Maine.
Dream of spring and birds and think of us if you do the bird count tomorrow.
**my mother asked what did we see...well, the last day it was only a goldfinch, but in the previous days we saw crows, pigeons, sparrows, cardinals, seagulls, blue jays...mainly the everyday birds we get in the backyard. Avery was a little disappointed especially when the last day we sat there and there was literally no birds for 15 minutes but the goldfinch.**

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Grammie/Mom said...

Leslie, I love the pictures especially the one from vacation. I didn't know about the bird count. That would have been fun to do.

Colleen said...

I love the pic from maine. I miss it so much and the kids are soooo cute. I can't believe how different he looks now. He's getting so big.

Grammie/Mom said...

How many birds did you end up counting? What kinds were they? I know you saw a Goldfinch.

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