“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

4.08.2008

Offerings


Another quote I have laying around my house. It strikes me I have a lot of quotes about birds. It also strikes me that I have a lot of bowls containing things that are important to me - things with which I have some sort of spiritual connection. The lovely lovely Katie says that Robert (yes, the usually-packing-heat Robert) is the same way. Lulu does this too. She has a bowl of nutshells that have fallen from trees & have been emptied by squirrels, leaving teeny little holes in the shells - the squirrels can make the tiniest holes & still get out the yummy part & that just amazes her & makes her happy. You can't beat keeping a bowl of happiness laying about the house. The even funnier part about Lulu's tale has been the discovery that her aunt does the same thing - on a trip to Texas, Lulu discovered a bowl of empty nutshells on her aunt's kitchen table, tiny little holes in their sides. Her embarrassed aunt began to explain, but Lulu stopped her - no need for that explanation.

UPDATE April 9.08: After speaking to RBL last night & reading his comment this morning, I realize I was very unclear about these little nutshell holes. Sorry! I was rushing, and I'm not very good at rushing! Anyway, the teeny holes aren't as teeny as I made them sound - they can actually be as big as 1/4 of the shell, but if they're that large, Lulu's not interested. They need to be smaller. Also, they're not perfectly round little holes - they're jagged, in-a-hurry, let-me-at-the-food openings. And last, but not least, never acorns. Always bigger nuts. Pecans here in East Texas.

4 comments:

  1. Those teeny acorn holes are holes from moth larvae drilling in. The larvae eats out the inside and finally exits. Or maybe the hole is when they drill out. I noticed when i had a big bowl of acorns and ended up with a lot of dried worms at the bottom.

    Pong Ping, by the way said: The acorn worm carries the earth in his overalls.

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  2. Here's some interesting reading for you if you dream about birds...16 more days!


    Birds
    Birds are generally considered a most fortunate dream omen, especially if they are brightly colored, singing and/or flying. Dead or injured birds are an indication of coming worries, unless they are birds of prey, in which case the worries will be short-lived. Birds' eggs in a nest signify money, broken birds' eggs forecast disappointment, and birds hatching in a nest indicate delayed profits. An empty nest is a warning not to be drawn into family arguments. To be aware in your dream of the beak of a bird is a forecast of a change of residence; whether for better or worse depends on the other details of the dream.

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  3. Christy - I LOVE this! Thanks!

    Robert - see update on post. Thanks again.

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  4. I love your birds and bowls and quotes. Love them.

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