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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Little things

A couple of days ago I noticed an egg on the floor of the sheep barn under my Barn Swallow's nest. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that it was a whole shell, but had a puncture in one end and was hollow. I was concerned about my little friends and I worried that all of their hard work in securing a nest site, and successfully starting a clutch of eggs, had somehow gone wrong. I didn't have time to climb up and take a peek at that time, so today I got out my trusty (ancient rickety) wooden ladder and climbed up to see what fate had come to them. As I balanced myself, with camera in hand, on the top rung of the ladder as it creaked and wiggled ( okay, I don't need to be so dramatic, it is actually just a step ladder, I am very afraid of heights) I was thrilled to see these four fat, healthy nestlings peering back at me! Only one of the eggs didn't hatch.
I apologised to the babes in advance for the flash of the camera that was about to come, and took the above picture. Then I about fell off of the ladder laughing, because when they heard the high pitched beep of my camera, they thought it was the dinner bell and everyone stretched their little beaks open as wide as they could go waiting to be filled up.

Sometimes you have to take time to appreciate the small stuff.

7 comments:

hiccupp said...

Ok I literally laughed at that, and now Betsy is very concerned why I'm suddenly laughing at the bright box on the desk....

Oh gosh that's priceless!

And after your harrowing trip up the ladder no less!

Nancy K. said...

I can't believe you got those pictures!!! You are NUTS!

But I love you and thank you for the smile...

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend ~ wanna come visit me?

Corinne R. said...

Don't laugh too hard Sarah, you know how our people feel about heights!

Oh Nancy, I AM nuts, and I am so glad that you accept me in spite of it and you find my nonsense amusing, my sister/friend! ((hugs))

Rayna said...

Those are tooooo freaking cute! I laughed out loud literally at the photo, just adorable!

Kristin said...

Those are hilarious, adorable, and really ugly all at the same time.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Priceless, Corinne!

Kristin said...

Justin says you would like the pictures I just posted over at my blog. Just so you know.

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