Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The nest, Award and thank you.

Graphics Fairy
Well sadly the family of birds have flown the nest before we could take a photo.
Marcel had to climb a tree to take the photo of the nest and the Mother bird sitting on the eggs. If you look closely you can see her there, she blends in well with the house.
As it is on the second floor of our house and please excuse the cobweb, that you can see.
Note to self, get the ladder and take down the nest and clean the windows and cobwebs.
I went out to get the mail yesterday and I saw three tiny birds flying about in the trees tweeting and chirping. What I think it tells me, you do need to take photos when you get the chance.

I was delighted to receive this sweet blog award from Marsha of
Go and visit her blog and take a look at her wonderful dolls and miniatures and everything else she has to share.

I know that some blogs are Award free, but just want to say how much I love to visit your delightful places.
I would like to pass this award on to the following ~

I liked this quote from the book ~ To achieve great things, we must first dream.

I was also the lucky winner of Fifi's giveaway and in the mailbox today was this wonderful book with her fabulous illustrations and quotes from both Chanel and Lagerfeld.
The book is signed by Fifi. ~ Merci beaucoup
Go and visit Fifi and see her wonderful blog and paintings.

I hope that you are all having a great week.


  1. Well congrats on the well deserved award and on winning Fifi's book! I guess your week is off to a good start! Well great...I'm glad :)

    :) T

  2. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh the pics are wonderful. I love the little cobweb in the corner too.
    Congrats on the award. You are so deserving. And Congrats on wining the book. Oh it looks wonderful.
    Hope you are doing well.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  3. Thanks very much Tracey, my week is going well but really I should be not be sitting at the computer and getting on with some work.

    Hi Celestina Marie,

    I feel so lucky having wonderful friends here on my blog and have to pinch myself that I am not dreaming sometimes.
    Thank you for visiting.


  4. Oh I love the birdy picture, so so sweet.

    Congratulations on the award and thank you SO much for including me in your list :)

    Congrat's on winning Fifi's lovely book too, beautiful day to you,

  5. Congratulations, Carolyn! What a perfect prize for you!

    Thank you for your kind words :)


  6. Hi Carolyn...congratulations!...and thank you! I appreciate you sending an award my way. You and your hugs are always such a welcome part of my blogging. Always makes me smile. Hugs, Trish

  7. Hi Dustjacket,

    Your blog is always a treat seeing what delightful fashion show you are going to show us, many thanks.
    You are welcome happy to include you in my list to pass the award on to.

    thank you Marsha for this sweet, Dream Award, really enjoy your friendship.

    Hi Trish,

    I am amazed at all the wonderful photos and treasures you share on your blog, yours is one of my favourites. Thank you.


  8. Congratulations on your award Carolyn, and also on your giveaway win. It really looks a beautiful book. Must look out for it.

    P.S The cobweb is outside! Don't worry about it - you should see the collection I have inside!! I am not very good with spiders.

  9. The book looks fabulous! What fun you'll have reading through that. Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing the neat bird's nest!

  10. Well I guess by now the little naked birds you dubbed "ugly" aren't that ugly nomore... :)

  11. Hello my dearest friend!!


    Your great photos and also for your award


  12. Congratulations on your award!!! I saw that quote book on her blog the other day and was thinking that would be such a great gift...may have to go back and pick one up! (plus one of me)

    Happy Wed. to you!

  13. Hi Carolyn, the photo you do have of the empty nest is lovely. I never would've noticed the cobweb had you not said anything about it! It only adds to the outdoor charm, LOL!
    Congratulations on your award!

  14. I was laughing we are all so funny.

    When you said about the cobweb, I never even noticed it.


  15. Congrats on that award. They are always so much fun! I loved your lil nest too~

  16. Hi Carolyn~ That is the prettiest nest! I don't think I could take it down. ~Mandy (I appreciate your kind thoughts. I am doing well.)

  17. What a great win from Fifi. You lucky girl.
    Your blog is definitely an award winning one. And don't mind those cobwebs, they look just like

  18. Hi Amanda,

    Thank you for visiting and I am glad that someone else has cobwebs ~ I do not like spiders either.

    Hi Sares,

    Lovely to hear from you, many thanks.

    Hi Charity,

    I was sad that we had not taken a photo before they left.
    The Mother bird was so cute and quiet, getting worms and bugs from the garden and right near to where I was standing.

    thank you dear Ni, always great to have a visit from you.

    Hi Koralee,

    It is a great book and to have the illustrations drawn by Fifi, and signed by her, makes it even more special.

    Hi TattingChic,

    Oh no the nest is not empty, take another look and the bird is sitting on the nest.

    Hi Renee,

    I know the cobweb is there and thought just in case others noticed I would face up that I had not been doing my cleaning.

    Thank you Susie and lovely to hear from you.

    Hi Mandy,

    I probably will leave the nest up there as it might be good for another year and another new family?

    Hi June,

    Many thanks for visiting and yes, cobwebs do seem to come back just after you have cleaned them off.
    Oh well, nevermind.
    I was, lucky to win the book from Fifi.


  19. I love that picture of the birdie sitting on her tidy nest. Doesn't it make you feel so good watching and waiting for the babies?
    Have a great day, Carolyn.
    Sharon :-)

  20. Hi Sharon,

    It was fun watching the bird sitting patiently on the eggs and only going to get some food for herself.
    Then when the baby birds hatched she would get something for them to eat and look after them.


  21. Congratulations to your award, you deserve it so much! And thanks for sharing the birds-pictures! It is so nice to see spring-photos while winter is coming "on the other side of the ball" ;-)
    Many hugs, Traude

  22. Hei Carolyn,
    Congrats on your award.
    The book looks fabulous. So sweet sweet birdy photos.

    I wish you a great weekend!!


  23. What a lovely pic of the bird and a shame you couldn't get a pic before the little ones hatched, but it must be pretty amazing to see nevertheless. Congrats on the award and also winning the book! Love that quote as well!

  24. Thank you very much Traude for visiting and your kind words.

    Hi Piitis,

    Always lovely to hear from you and only yesterday I thought I must go and visit your blog and see how you are.
    Many thanks for your kindness.

    Hi Haute shopper,

    I was lucky to win the book and it is a great quote.
    It was amazing seeing the coming and going of the Mother bird first building the nest and then the care for the hatching of her babies.


  25. Thank you! It was fun having company with me today~

  26. Hi Susie,

    Lovely to have you visit me today, thank you.


  27. oh, thank you so much, darling Carolyn! I am flattered :)
    will post this award on my blog very soon.
    that book is amazing, too.
    have a lovely weekend, xoxo

  28. Hi Susan,

    You are most welcome and I am happy to give you this award as your blog is always a wonderful place to visit.

    Happy weekend


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