Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Bluebird Story of Millie & Johnny


Millie and Johnny were lovers, in search of a new place to hang their hats.

“Millie! Check this place out! Hardwood flooring throughout!”

(There is a birdhouse on campus. I had a meeting to attend. Oh, well…I’ll be late. I didn’t call the meeting, anyway.)




"Wow. Let me IN, Johnny!"













"This is grand!"














"Where did she go?"














"Arrrrgh! Females! You can't live with them and you can't live without them! She's probably out shopping again."










Millie was out bargain shopping, just as Johnny thought.

(I am never late for anything. Ten minutes late to the meeting, I apologized profusely. But, today, I realize I have my priorities in order. There are some things in life you just can't put off for another day.)


This one's for you, Dew. Hugs.

17 comments:

KGMom said...

I love the bluebird photos--and the accompanying love story. Your one shot almost has the same "mad" blue bird look that National Wildlife features. Lovely lovely photos.

NatureWoman said...

OMG - Awesome photos Mary!!!!! And I love your story to go with it! I love it that you were late to your meeting to take these photos. Somehow it's just so much for satisfying, isn't it? I love the butt photo, too!

Janeyms said...

Thanks for the smile! The photos were really cute! Love the expressions on their faces especially the male.

mon@rch said...

such wonderful photos of these bluebirds Mary! I love all the colors you were able to capture!

Trixie said...

Your priorities are SOOOOO straight! Good wrok, darling!

Anonymous said...

Oh so sweet! Thanks for being late to give this picture story to us.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Bluebirds and finally capturing them with your camera in perfect light are what life's all about!! Meetings will always be happening. Bluebirds are magic.

Now, of course, I'm all worried that the house is mounted on a tree, and has no predator baffle. Bad coon juju. Any chance of putting up properly mounted houses nearby?

Science Chimp

LauraHinNJ said...

So which are you sending me for Good Planets?

Love your story too.

Ruth said...

If you need a new job, you are well on your way as a bird photographer! I doubt I would have made it into work at all if I had seen this. Great post!

Susan Gets Native said...

Get that tree baffled, Mary!
As a woman who knows the heartache of watching beloved bluebirds try and fail, thanks to house sparrows and snakes, I am proud as HELL of you. Meeting, shmeeting. There be bluebirds in sunlight out here!

Anonymous said...

What a great story! Love those pictures! Meeting - shmeeting! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! I giggled, I smiled, I oogled over the photos. You really captured the whole thing. Well worth being late for. I agree, your priorities very much in order.

Anonymous said...

Marvelous!!! Your joy just overflows Mary... what a great start to my day!

Mary said...

Hi All,

After taking a long series of photos, I knew I would have enough to attach a little story to them. I had so much fun with this post. And I will talk to the grounds maintenance crew about a baffle!

Anonymous said...

So lovely - thank you... :)

Just the ticket to cheer me on my way today

Jess Riley said...

Oh, bluebirds are such sweethearts! Thank you for posting these. We never see them in the city, but my parents have happily reported their presence "on the farm" in recent years.

dguzman said...

I've just GOT to put up a bluebird nestbox soon.

Those photos are great!