Tuesday, April 27, 2010

new discoveries


I grew up in the city. I lived in an apartment while growing up.

We had two-thirds of an acre before we ventured to England for a couple of years.

While in England, a place where backyards, or back gardens, are typically very small, we had an even smaller space.

Fast forward to our new home... we have several acres with which to find many new things such as...

snakes!!

they scare me


and nests...

with beautiful blue eggs

not so scary (well maybe for the mother bird we scared off to spy her nest)

We have not one, but two nests to observe and learn from




Oh the joys of country living!!

My boys are loving all of this!

What discoveries have you made recently? Do share.

17 comments:

Jules said...

That picture of the nest is so cool...the snake...not so much.

Heart2Heart said...

I love all the wonderful new surprises you are finding on your property. The blue eggs look amazing and beautiful.

Now the snake...another story, I would fear not knowing whether they were poisonous or not and that would be where my fear would stop, snakes don't scare me when I know they can't physically hurt me.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

We have about 2 acres and I do NOT like it when the snakes sliver into our yard. I love the little fox, raccoons, deer, etc. We see various wildlife. I do get a bit cranky when the raccoons open the trash cans and empty them....and yes...I said "open" the latched cans.

Hugs, andrea

Darcie said...

How exciting for your family to have some acres...all the adventures that await the kids! I too LOVE the blue eggs in the nest...such a vibrant color. Enjoy all the discoveries.

McCrakensx4 said...

What fun! Are you still planning on homeschooling now that you are back in the states?? My boys would have so much fun with all of the land and new discoveries!

Diana said...

It IS amazng! I've never lived anywhere else....

Love the eggs!

steffenboysmom said...

That little garder snake? They're so helpful and harmless.: )
I bet that robin was not too happy with you guys! Enjoy the country living!

Joyce said...

Snakes eeek! They are not my favorite but my hubs would be in seventh heaven.

Hope all is going well!

thelumberjackswife said...

Now snakes are just wrong.
But the eggs are beautiful! Glad you are loving it!

Denise said...

ewwwwww, I would not like to see a snake like that around my place... but the birds eggs, I say yes to those :) I wish we lived in the country again, but we bought in the burbs so Kristen could have some playmates to play outside with!

Rachel said...

That's awesome! The eggs are beautiful...
And I'm fascinated with snakes...I like the adrenaline rush I think.

The Lehman's said...

CAROL--Great pictures of the snake and eggs. Hopefully that is the last of the snakes. Hey could you e-mail me your address I still have your prize from January unless you are coming to see Shawn's parents soon!! I'd love to see you in person!!! Oh yea here is my e=mail: mjlehman@onlyinternet.net

Thanks julie :)

Robyn said...

I love your blog but not the snake photo...LOL!!!! I've enjoyed my visit here...your photos are lovely...God bless you, Robyn

Tina said...

OH my goodness! What a cool place to find a nest. We usually have a nest of baby bunnies under our rose bushes every spring.

And yes we also have a snake who lives in our garden. His name is Freddie :) Definately NOT my idea to name the snake!

He & Me + 3 said...

Ok, that snake really freaked me out. Tell me that you did not take that picture. That is too close for comfort. I hate snakes. I have a huge fear. YUCK!
Love the pictures of the eggs though. bEautiful...you should frame those.
Hugs,
Mimi

Seizing My Day said...

WOW! I love those up close and personal nests!! what bird is the larger next from?? too cool!

blessing ~

Jenn

chili pepper said...

I am not scared of much, Carol. But snakes are the things my nightmares are made of. We are surrounded by them. It is not uncommon to find black snakes or rat snakes 8 or 10 feet long and as big around as my thigh. On a number of occasions, in the house where we lived when Kaitlin was a baby, we found those enormous snakes in our HOUSE!

I like your bird nests, though. I am wondering what that huge one was? We don't have them that big here. Lots of birds and lots of nests of all sorts, but not that size. Just curious.

Good evening to you, my friend.

Kat