Thank goodness it’s Monday. I really need some rest after that long weekend. Yes I took some time off to get a few things done around my house. Sorry I didn’t allow much time for blogging. I wanted to make some bluebird houses but after taking most of the day Friday making them, I am thinking I like Carolina Wrens better. They aren’t particular where they nest and one of them has already decided to make his next in my shed. If you sit down and compare the two birds you will have to agree that even though they are both birds, they are very much different. They remind me of a lot of people I know.
Bluebirds are showy and very pretty. Yes they eat bugs but they aren’t very friendly. They are very particular about their houses and expect you to clean it out after they are done with it. If you don’t clean out the birdhouses after they are done nesting, chances are, you will get a different type of bird in them next year. Right now we have one pair of bluebirds in one of our houses, and a pair of chickadees in the other one. I forgot to clean it out.
Carolina Wrens however are brown and not very colorful at all. They too eat bugs but because they aren’t flashy you may not notice them going about their work. They will build a nest almost anywhere. I have seen them build nests in shoes, hanging planters, boxes, lights and yes they will go in to bird houses. Right now we have a pair in a small ceramic birdhouse and another in my shed. I don’t know exactly where they nest is but I do see them coming and going so I know it is in there somewhere. Carolina Wrens have a very loud voice too and if you didn’t see them singing you probably wouldn’t believe it was them making that sound.
So Saturday rolls around and my son and I go to the flea market. Yes it was the bad one again. I don’t want to bore you with all the details so let me just give you a quick list;
Totally naked man in the bathroom, XXXL Clown pants, red and pink hair, goth boy with cat eyes, Greek lady who wouldn’t shut up, 60 year old woman with t-shirt with the word ta-tas on it, cursing man returns (thankfully not next to us), expired candy and feminine hygiene products for sale (ewwwww), and sooooooooo much more.
I should write a book about that place. I am so glad the other market opens next week. I know things will be more normal down there. Well unless the man in the dress returns. Let’s hope not.
Sunday afternoon we went out in the boats. Yes I said boats as in plural. We took both boats out just to give them some runtime. The Island was really nice and we were all alone on the side we were on. We got in a nice walk, picked up some shells and flew a kite. The water was full of sand dollars but most of them were alive. We only found two that were dead so that is all we brought home. The live ones really amaze me.
What amazes me about them is how slow they move. We had put some that we found stranded back in the water. After about an hour, I came back by them and they had moved about 6 inches. So that means that they probably can only move less than 15feet on a good day. Well since they were everywhere on this beach, I wonder why they were all there and where they all go when they aren’t there. Perhaps they have sand dollar hangouts where they all get together and do whatever sand dollars do. They are very interesting creatures. Here is a video I found of one moving. I think it is going in a circle trying to pick up speed before taking off. Maybe that is what I need to do to get moving today.I didn't even take any photos this weekend which is why I stole these photos off the internet. :)
Have a great day,