Saturday, October 18, 2014

A pygmy owl.

Dave and I both heard the thud, when a bird hit our front window this morning. I ran out front to see what it was and if it was ok.
This little feathered hunter was spread out on the concrete and not moving, so we feared the worst. Dave knew right away it was an owl, I wasn't so sure, since it was so small! I didn't want to frighten or hurt him by picking him up... but he wasn't moving and the grounds' so cold now.

 So I waited a bit, then picked him up and examined him as best I could. He was cool and so stiff  with his foot curled up by his eyes... yet I could see he was breathing so I held him close to my chest and covered him with my hands, breathing warm air on his little body, hoping a little warmth and the safety of darkness would help him to recover.

I peaked at him a few times but he still wasn't moving and his eye was 1/2 open. Thinking he was a goner, we didn't take any pictures... and I cursed our big window...but after about 5-10 minutes he opened his eye and next thing he flew out of my hand- chattering as he disappeared in the neighbours trees!

  I was thrilled that he'd survived and wished him the best, regretting that we hadn't taken any photos!

A little while later Dave commented that there's a bird chattering in the trees, and maybe it's the owl, so I grabbed my camera, shoes, a sweater and went to investigate.

 I could hear and see a little bird chattering and hopping excitedly in the trees, so I looked around and found that he was upset by the presence of our little pygmy owl, who looked quite annoyed as he recovered on a branch.
Here's a link to the video.

I took a bunch of pictures using my zoom and then left him alone...

 a couple hours later he was gone. 

In the meantime I've made a couple of silhouette cut-outs and taped them to our front window, in the hopes that no more birds will hit that darned window!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Photos of Wedding bouquets with my charms.

I'm hoping to see a beautiful array of wedding bouquets and my finished wedding bouquet charms on this page.
It would be awesome for my customers to comment and post your photos here :)
Here's a start:

Thank you Rebekah for sharing your beautiful
bouquet photo with the lockets :)

Thank you Amber!

Thank You Amber for letting me share your bouquet & charm photos!

"Thank YOU!" to Sarah-Jane for her photos.
She made this awesome bouquet and finished it up with my charms!
Thankyou Tressa for sharing your photo!

Photo by Hannah Grace-
Thank you Brittany

photo by Ildiko Gagyor Photography
photo by Ildiko Gagyor Photography


It might take a while to get a nice collection of photos- so in the meantime stop by:
 My Etsy Shop,  
Wedding bouquet and Memorial charms
Handmade jewelry
My paintings

Visit my lovely teammates  Etsy Potti Team friends
Wonderful Etsy admirers or to see What my customers say (reviews)  

Leave a comment, 
I'd love to know you were here... :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

An assortment of bird photos.

            I love birds & have some lovely photos of them I'd like to share with you:

Osprey on the nest - Kootenay Lake, BC, Canada
Close up of an osprey in a tree in our yard.
Young ducks & their mom sunning on a log... usually there's turtles here, but not today.
A young flicker that was sleeping under our gas meter... when he realized I was there, he flew away :)

We saw so many blue herons at the seashore... lots of food for them :)

Three young blue herons waiting for dinner, close up.

A close up of a stellar's jay
A stellar's jay posing for me.
The elusive blue jay. I didn't even know we had them in this part of Canada :)

The blue jay posing in our patio.

Backside view of this beautiful blue jay.

A little dipper

A little chickadee

A little nuthatch eating sunflower seeds.

Pileated woodpecker - they're so big!

A big crow 

A raven posing for a photo.