Friday, September 25, 2009
We are finally starting to experience the crisp, cool weather of Oregon that until now was something of fairy tales. This refreshing, brisk air is bringing me back to life, but also warning me that our family is completely unprepared for cold weather. I am knitting mittens, hats and scarves like a madwoman as well as scouring thrift stores for woolens, warm boots, jackets and sweaters. What an exciting rush of nesting this all is!
Speaking of nesting, the girls and I saw the most amazing nest on a nature walk last week. It was literally stuck on the side of a tree. I didn't have my camera with me so we decided we'd come back to it another day. When we did, it was gone. K, luckily, found it nearby on the ground. I had never seen anything like it. It was so small and flimsy, unlike nests we are used to. It was made of moss and some kind of fiber.
Amazing, isn't it?! Anyone happen to know what kind of bird makes these nests?
Since it had fallen in a high traffic area we brought it home for our make-shift nature table (more pictures of that coming next week).
Now I am off to put on my running shoes, grab a dog and head out in this beautiful weather. Have a great weekend!
Posted by nicole spring at 5:02 AM