We found something when we got home that we were not expecting. But it wasn't something wonderful, so we didn't label it serendipitous. (I still sound somewhat intelligent when that word comes tripping off my tongue.) Anyway, our discovery was a bird's nest--almost completely built. Above our patio. On the top of the rolling shade we had installed to reduce heat on the west side of the house. Not. Good. Gary climbed on a ladder to peek in and make sure that there were no eggs inside of the nest. There weren't, so he plucked it off the shade and put it in the garbage. I felt so badly for those two birdies, who were patiently building the thing during the two weeks we were gone. But it was a totally inappropriate place for a bird's nest, as it would have come crashing down the moment we unrolled our shade for use. At least one of the birds came back and found it had disappeared. Sigh...all that work for nothing...poor birdies.
I really cannot imagine what a disruption that was in their courtship. Honestly, how would we deal with that as human beings? Well, in the first place, I think it would have been really difficult for Gary and I to fit into a nest that small, much less to fly up there with rocks and twigs to build it, don't you? Wah waaaah. (Sorry, couldn't help myself.)
I have certainly been enjoying the Arizona sunshine the last couple of days. Such beautiful weather! I have spent a couple of hours each day, sitting on the glider reading a book. On my nest-less patio. Without the busy little birdies. Sigh...(I think it is going to take me a bit to get over the guilt of removing that nest.)
Of course, I have been busy making blog comments, laundering, (clothes, not money--we don't have enough money to launder), and coloring. However, today's card required no coloring. Just some cardstock, a bit of printing, and some die cuts. Quite a change of pace for me, that's for sure!
My images were taken from the Lunagirl Wind Roses Compasses Turquoise digital collage sheet. And my die cuts were made with Stampin' Up CS by using the following dies: Memory Box Victorian Frame, Cheery Lynn Ship's Compass, and Whimsy Corner. I did do some Zutterizing, too, as you can see. (I hope.) Love the quotation by Shakespeare. But then, I was a Shakespearean nut for a while as a college student. Oh, lordy, was that ever a lonnnnng time ago...
Before I go, I will leave you with all the sponsorship details for this month. Please check out the wonderful creations by my teammates. And our GDT this month is Stephanie, from Steph's Scrap Happenings. She has been a Voter's Choice, Top Pick, and DT Delight. We'd love for you to join us this month; we look forward to your entries. Be sure to let us know how your project fits into our Serendipity theme.
The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
- A $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
- A $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
- One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
- One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
- One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.