Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The De-nesting

Yikes.
We've been having some down-right scary weather the past several days.
Severe storms.....
Hail.....
High winds.....
And rain....LOTS of rain.  Yes, we needed it, but You-Know-Who can shut off the faucet any time soon.  This morning's offering (all in less than an hour):



We lost power a little before 6 a.m. and got it back around 1:40 p.m.  I had to run to Mickey D's for coffee (yes, I'm that addicted) and saw lots of trees down and flooding (sorry, no photos - being caffeine-deprived, I forgot my camera).  Thankfully, damage here was minimal.  Except from the birds' point of view.  I woke up to a yard full of downed bird nests:




Poor birdies.  Hope the little ones had flown the coop before being sent out into the cruel, cruel, world.

These little guys survived fine.....(Mama Robin wisely chose a build site behind our satellite dish):


 And this little lady has been industriously building anew.....
 

Wanna peek at her construction skills?

 (I didn't have the heart to tell her she's building in not such a good neighborhood.....right next to the snake tree.....)

As for this bird, I put some thread in my needle and made a new start as well while the power was out:


And now I'm tending to the "disposal" of some half-melted ice cream bars.....


:o))))

29 comments:

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Glad you and your came through the storms Ok--except for the birdnests. As far as the ice cream....SOMEONE has to clean up after the storm.....burp!--Jan

laurie said...

I'm so happy there wasn't more damage, I have been thinking about you, wondering how you and your family are (human and four legged), I love your water catching fellow, thats so cut and very handy as well, keep eating those ice creams, a woman must do what a woman must do!

Carol Stuck said...

OM gosh!!! What a storm. I am glad that you are still safe and intact. Too bad it didn't wash away the snakes.

We will take some of the rain that's for sure. Our farmers are screaming for it. If the drought continues much longer they will lose their crops. My BIL is included in that bunch. ugh!

Here is to gentle rains and sunny days.

hugs!
Carol

old crow said...

Hi Robin, you are just like me, I certainly wouldn't let those ice cream bars go to waste!! :) Hoping your weather calms down. We have been getting some pretty heavy rain here too...and brrr it is chilly!! Just having blue sky once in awhile would be nice!!
Happy Summer!!
Mona

Kim said...

Oh, very wise to rescue the ice cream bars! Lol. Would have made the same call. And have made the trek to Mickey D's for a caffeine fix in a similar situation :)
Too bad the storms wouldn't relocate the creepy slimy snakes instead of the little birdies!

Me and My Stitches said...

So glad you were able to save that ice cream! That sure is a LOT of rain in a short amount of time. Too bad Mother Nature doesn't spread it around a little!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow, that must have been some storm! Glad you are o.k. and eating ice cream to boot! Poor birdies...they are a lesson in perseverance...rebuilding right away.
Take care and pace yourself with the ice cream.
Robyn

annie said...

glad you made it through too!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Evenning Robin...you have had the same weather we had but fortunately our birds didn't suffer the loss of their homes - at least none that we found here. But the wrens are on their 2nd build this season in the birdhouses...they are such busy little things.

I guess being the Ice Cream Bars were already melting you didn't have time to make a phone call huh! Hope they were delish!

Karen

Prims By The Water said...

Yikes, did you really say snake tree? We are havin a heat wave here. 95 today and possibly higher tomorrow. If I was not in air all day, I would have jumped in the river, so hope you saved some of that ice cream for me. Take cae, Janice

frontporchprims said...

Holy cow. That's more rain then we get in a whole year around here!! Sounds like some storm. Glad everyone's ok. Bird's nests are so beautiful. TFS. Hope you enjoyed the ice cream:)
-Steph-

outjunking said...

So this is where all the rain is. We sure could use a little this way south. Glad to here you didn't let those ice cream bars ruin. By the way how is your son?

marly said...

Geez. I hope the storms are over. Nature is cruel isn't she? Thanks for a new excuse to wipe out frozen goodies. If I get caught, I'll just say the power was out, and refreezing will make those crunchy crystals.

Linda said...

We had a power outage this morning too...but it only lasted about 10 minutes...I think someone hit a pole...no bad weather here...just warm and dry...we could use some of that rain!Glad you could "dispose" of those ice cream bars!!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Robin,
That must have been some storm to take those birdnests out!!! Glad everyone survived. We're now getting hot and humid weather.
Lois

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Girlfriend!
Glad to hear your o.k. up there in the Land of Nod. We didn't have any storms here today. Yesterday we had some wild storms with hail and all. Poor birds that lost their homes. You should really tell that bird about the snakes!..smile...
What ya making???
Prim Blessings
Robin

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Eat that ice cream!
Great pictures, and you can send some of that rain my way :)
Janet

Trace4J said...

Coffee and ice cream.
GREAT DAY!
Glad you have power again.
Love the photos. Poor birdie nests.
Have a great day Friend
Hugs Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Shirlee said...

You did some stitching! YOU DID SOME STITCHING!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I do wish you could send some of that rain down here. Even though I don't water the gardens until late in the evening I still come inside looking as though I watered myself thanks to the 90+ degree temps we've been having : ( Great photos!

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to see your finished stitching project! There were some bad storms last week here in Upatate NY. This week we've been dealing with 90 degree temps! Yikes!!

Mary said...

Robin send the rain our way. We need it desperately. Poor little birdies. I hope they made it out safely. I can't wait to see what you're stitching! Hugs..Mary

Raggedy Creations said...

Heard about your bad weather on the news. Stay safe. Watch a snake don't come out of that bush and bite you on the toe.

Felicia

prims by olde lady morgan said...

So glad you guys survived the storms... barely a drop of rain here... we are so dry! ...HEY, is that a snake by your feet??? Just kidding... OLM

Traci said...

Sorry to hear of the devastating weather in your neck of the woods but oh so glad to hear that you are well.

Must say that those are great nests to add to one's collection even if they did come down a little early in the season.

Oh and hey..you're gonna get flip flop tan lines on your feet :)
Hugs,
Traci

lilraggedyangie said...

Well... I guess someone else felt you should take up collecting bird nests amongst your other collections ...glad your nest is safe ..love them toes in the sun ...as I say may the sunshine kiss your cheeks warm your soul and always remind you of me :0 )hugs lil raggedy angie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
We also got some much needed rain but the one storm was rather scary. Now we are sweltering for a few days but I will take this over winter any day of the week!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

bettyj said...

Poor birdies! Hopefully they leave the nest before the storm. I would have been so happy to help you get rid of those ice cream bars. I have discovered Cadbury Carmel ice cream bars! Oh My Goodness! They aren't reall big, but they are delicious.

Woman Seeking Center said...

Now THAT is some rain! What we refer to in these parts as 'a toad choker rain' lol

It's been wicked hot here (94+) amid intense rain which as you mention is needed (just not in pond forming increments each session)! Still, the toads, frogs, and plants seem to approve of the deluge approach to rain.

How tragic you were forced to avoid wasting all those ICS :-) A horrid job, yet someone had to deal with it!

As for the coffee run to McD's I confess to you crow that I some time ago stalked and purchased 1 tin and 1 glass stove top percolator for power outage mornings. There is no life (or brain) sans coffee in my universe! I'm especially fond of watching the old glass perco as it makes the coffee, lol (methinks perhaps I need to get out more)?! Still, it IS kind of neat in a science-y, convection-y, sort of way.....

Hugs x many!

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

I will dispense with the profunctory well wishes for your storm survival since it goes without saying that I am glad you are ok...I will move on to the fact that I FINALLY got a glimpse of you...How much can a person tell about someone from a photo of their feet ??? I am building a scenario in my minds eye as we speak...Oh for those of you reading this who think I am being creepy...I'm not, I just have no clue what my blog bff looks like and am now even curiouser !!!