Thursday, May 26, 2011

Betty's Photo Buffet


Happy Thursday!

Here's what's been happening in Betty's world.




We are in the process of getting a new roof, so naturally the males have to take this opportunity to climb up after the crew left for the day to check things out.



Alas, the ripping off of the roof resulted in tragedy for this nest. We moved it just before the work started, but the parent birds did not like the new location and abandoned the nest. This broke Betty's bird-loving heart.



In other news, my student Josue invited me to his graduation from the university! Four years ago he took my English class and thought he would just take a couple of classes, maybe get his AA or AS and then go to work at a painting company. Instead, he discovered education was for him. He transferred and here he is receiving his degree in Business. I am so proud of him and all he has accomplished.




I was outside taking pictures and saw Evan inside at the kitchen sink. I was able to get these freaky-deaky pictures. (Those are my bangs, not his.)



"Please," I said to HOB after seeing these in the garden. "Please tell me that is not braided human hair." He assures me it is not. It is sweet grass he no longer wanted, so he put it out in the dirt. Some of my faithful readers may remember a certain dead crow I found in the deep freeze one day while looking for a pizza. These readers will understand why I might ask the question I did.


Hope all is well in your world!



54 comments:

Seams Inspired said...

Love the buffet. Makes me hungry for more! What else ya got in that camera of yours? ;o)

Happy Thursday! :o)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dead crow, human hair - I'd worry about that guy! Sorry about the baby birdies.

Jenaphur said...

Throw away sweet grass! Toss that over here! You can never have too much sweet grass!

Daisy said...

It makes me nervous when someone is on the roof. Probably because high open places aren't my favorite places to be. Sorry about the bird nest. That would have made me feel sad too. How neat that your former student now has his degree! Must make you feel like what you are doing is worthwhile---which it very much is, of course. Hope you have a wonderful day, Betty! :)

Lin said...

Bummer about the birdies. At least they never hatched. My bird family left their nest the other day and the poor kitties could not go outside for a day or two. I don't like it when I find the babies squished--that is worse.

Happy new roof, Betty!

How wonderful that you touched that young man like that! (oh, wait--that doesn't sound right. Oops.) How wonderful that you INSPIRED that young man! :)

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB!!
Men will be men when there is a ladder around. LOL
What amazing pictures of Evan thru the window with your face reflecting!! We are very sorry about the bird eggs...you did what you could.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Teresa Evangeline said...

So, does HOB quietly sneak into his laboar-a-tory after everyone is asleep and then catalog his days findings?

I'd sleep with one eye open ;)

On another note: how wonderful that you inspired a young man to recognize the value of an education. Very cool.

Nancy said...

A virtual smorgasbord for the eyes, Betty. Much happening in your world. :)

Old Kitty said...

Ok. Bird in freezer. Plaits on ground. Aha. I see! Oh dear!
LOL!!

Oh BB!! Your manly boys are lovely!! I'm so sorry though about the bird's nest and eggs. Let's home mum and dad birdies lay another clutch somewhere else!!! Big hugs BB!!

Yay for Josue!!! Well done him and you!! Proud moment indeed!

As for your superimposed shots of you and your son... now that's just art! Take care
x

Cool Gal said...

That is completely something my mister would do (Probably for different reasons than your mister.)!

You inspired Josue to continue on with his education. How fantastic!

Wishing you the best Thursday! :)

Out on the prairie said...

It can be fun to see that you made a difference with a student and they come back and give you praise.As an educator that is what all want in life.Did the crows wear out that roof?

Leah J. Utas said...

Sad about the birdies, but Betty, you've made a difference in someone's life. That's about all we can ask.

Brian said...

Yep, poor birdies, but happy graduations!!!

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the freaky pics...and i would def climb up on the roof jsut to do it...so cool on the soon to be baby birds!!!

Tracy said...

love the graduation photo...how proud you must be. I received an invitation of a student I had in Ohio who was graduating this year. He has autism and was such a sweetheart. I am one proud teacher! He has a job in a hospital and what an accomplishment!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Way to go Josue!

I'm so sad about the eggs. :(

Linda said...

Once again, I find myself marveling at the teacher you must be to inspire such affection in your students. You, no doubt, have played an important role in redirecting this young man's life.

KLZ said...

Sometimes, you have to ask the hard questions. Like "is my husband braiding and saving human hair?"

You gotta know...otherwise, who knows what could happen?

Ali said...

Yes, im sad about the birds too....but oh my what a gorgeous nest shot!!!!! Well done to your student, he looks like he's gonna celebrate in style!!!

Parsley said...

Poor little eggs. :-((((

COOL PICS! My eyes are playing tricks on me!

Dreamfarm Girl said...

a lovely spring walk through your world.

Donna said...

Hahaaa...I think Evan is a cutie With OR without bangs...
DreadLocs??Hahaaa...
I can understand after the dead bird incident....
hughugs

Tabor said...

What interesting photos! I like the reflection shots very much. Congrats on influencing the life of another so importantly. So sad about the birds...been there and one that!

Eva Gallant said...

A dead crow in your freezer???????????

Ms. A said...

Sad about the bird nest, but LOVE the superimposition of you and Evan!!!

Eve said...

What great pics Betty! I'm glad you have this pop-out comment box..somethings wrong with my Blogger and I can't leave comments on the regular comment boxes...at any rate,I love your pics and especially the creepy 'through the window' one! The poor little bird eggs though! I'm a bird lover too...and that braided grass really does look like human hair doesn't it? I'd be freaked out too! Have a wonderful day Betty!

Talli Roland said...

Wow, that's quite an eclectic collection of photos! :) That braided hair would SO freak me out... if that's what it was.

jenny_o said...

How thrilling it must have been to get the invitation to your student's university graduation!

So sorry about the birdie eggs; as another commenter said, you did all you could.

Cricket said...
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Cricket said...

Those "bang" shots are pretty funky, all the more so for no real trickery involved. Crazy.

And yes, you may have helped your student there, perhaps even changed his life, but how were his standardized test scores ? After all, that's what really matters, isn't it? (grrrr)

Good on you, though :-)

p.s. sorry for the delete. I can't seem to type on my laptop.

Cake Betch said...

What is this about a dead crow in the freezer??? I did not read that post - you should link it here. I would FREAK OUT.

Ally said...

Betty, those poor unborn baby birds. How sad. I love how your student graduated, how nice for him and how nice for you to witness and be a part of.

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Sarah said...

Those window pictures are really cool!

Car Title Loans said...

Oh no! Is there any way you can save the bird eggs? That is so sad to hear, especially when you were only trying to help. I do like your window shots, too. Very spooky!

Sara

Jules said...

Loved the freaky-deaky photos :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Retired English Teacher said...

Well, it looks like your summer is already getting very interesting. Enjoy. The photos were fun and interesting.

Flartus said...

Oh, I remember you telling us about Josue! How wonderful for you to be able to attend his graduation. It's students and stories like this that make it worth coming back every fall.

texwisgirl said...

you certainly have an interesting household! :)

Marlene said...

Freaky deaky photos, indeed!

We have to replace shutters this weekend. I really HOPE there are no baby birds (or eggs) in the nests that were there. :(

Jo Schaffer said...

Mazel tov on the new roof. (=

Isn't it nice when you find out that you impacted a student! Cool. Making a difference!

I like the freaky photos. Deep. (=

Catherine said...

Awww.... poor birdies! OK, I can't look at your guys on the roof. Heights make me dizzy!

How proud you must always feel when you see one of your students achieve their dreams.

Very cool photo Betty!

Sweet dreams my friend!
xo Catherine

Annie said...

Oh..yeah! Worry about that freezer, yes Ma'am!
Glad you get to attend Josue's graduation too.
Have a lovely day ahead Betty!

Kazzy said...

Oh, those freaky photos are something else.

Shan said...

Freaky. Deaky. Funny. Sad. Uplifting. But not in that order.

Sorry about the (current) birds.

slommler said...

Weird...dead crows huh? Yikes!!
Love the freaky photos too! What fun!!
And about the birdies...that is so sad!
Bummer!!
Hugs
SueAnn

EmptyNester said...

What an amazing inspiration you must be to your students!

The photos are quite strange---I like them.

Dead crow? Human hair? You certainly live an interesting life! LOL

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I wouldn't be so happy if the males in my family were on the roof...But yet again you haven't seen the men in my family. :P

Ann said...

OMG, your freaky-deaky pictures are so cool. Now I'm going to be spending the weekend playing in the window...lol

Barb said...

I was smiling all the way through this post, Betty - have a great vacation in KN. I just left your home state. Am now in OR.

Brian (not the cat) said...

I don't know what sweet grass is nor why it is braided, but I'm glad it was not evidence of some barbarous or even just plain barberous act.

I still don't understand why the crow bothered you so much. I eat crow all the time. It's excellent with sour grapes.

christine said...

SO, the big question is, what exactly is "sweet grass"? It certainly looked like some little girl's braids!
Like the graduation shots - lovely pink on the mortar board tassels:)

Baby Sister said...

I love your pictures. Those glass pictures are totally awesome. I love them.

LittleSilkDress said...

Looking good, BB!

Sara said...

Ok, so he says that it's grass and not hair. But who did the braiding??