Thursday, April 9, 2009

budgie joy

who knew that parakeets could eat millet that was HOT GLUED onto sticks?
who knew that parakeets were hungry enough to eat millet hot glued onto sticks ALL day long? 
who knew that parakeet nostrils are called cere? (wait? who knew they even had nostrils at the non pointy end of their beak?)
who knew that a room full of parakeets could be so charming, enchanting and joyful?
who knew that i'd have a mad desire to paint birds?

10 comments:

cath c said...

i love the last photo!

now you'll have someone to go in those nests!

artmom said...

birds - nests - great idea!! where were the parakeets?

see you there! said...

Wow! That must be a fun place to visit. can't wait to see your bird paintings.

Thanks for the poem you left on my doorstep :-)

Darla

Contessa Kris said...

Awww, how sweet! Love the last pic. Even makes me want to paint. I can't believe they aren't affected by the glue! What a wonderful activity to do with kids.

Lynn Fisher said...

Oh, what sweet birds! Who's avery? How do you spell averary, avery, aviary...big bird cage?

phd in yogurtry said...

Looks like a row of easter eggs!

3rdEyeMuse said...

lol - before I even got to the last line, I simply KNEW you'd have to paint sweet little birds ... with nostrils!

allison strine said...

I hope those were all in your backyard! Yay for parakeets!

Chris said...

I knew! I knew!! I've had several budgies!!


I never had them eat glue before, but maybe these will live.


Aren't they cute?!

Queenly Things said...

The music they made must have beenjoyful, indeed. Of course you'll paint them - look at the colors and their shapes!!!