Sunday, April 19, 2009

For Hayden, my granddaughter.

This morning, I was having my coffee in my favorite new Indigo blue mug when I glanced out the window, at my Plum tree. You remember how every spring I drape yarn and fabric scrapes over the tree limbs for the birds, to build their nests?
I knew it was a little early this year for nest building but just for fun the other day I hung some fabric scraps over the branches of the Plum tree.
I didn't take a picture right away because I thought I would add more scrapes and yarn and then take a picture.
Well, imagine my surprise when I saw this "thing" out in the tree. Stuck between the branches.
Murphy and I went downstairs and outside to examine this "thing".
First of all what happened to all my fabric scraps? Surely, the birds hadn't taken them all already? Maybe they blew away?
When we stepped outside the back door I looked around for the scraps. Nothing.
We walked over to the Plum tree and as you can see from the picture I took this "thing" was wedged in between the branches. I looked closer and saw that it was made of MY FABRIC SCRAPS!
The scraps seem to be woven and there looks to be splotches of color that could have come from crushed berries. The ends have all been tied so the whole thing is rather like a little mat or dare I say it bed?
I'm quite confused.
Between you and I, I think it could be a fairy bed. But did a fairy make it?
I brought it in the house. I don't know if that was the right thing to do or not. Maybe it's a gift to me for leaving those scraps? Is it art?
I mean here is something made from found objects, decorated with berry stains to add color. I know that in South America somewhere there is a bird that courts another bird by creating beautiful colorful leaf arrangements on the forest floor.
Could this have been made by a bird suitor showing off his or her nest building skills?
I am very perplexed.
Should I put out more yarn and fabric scraps and see what happens? What do you think?
Do you think there is a night wanderer that found my Plum tree and spent the night creating this piece of art work and then wandered off?
I am very suspicious right now. There is a robin sitting on the back of the wood swing on the back deck. She is looking in the window at me. Do you think she made this and wants it back?
What to do, what to do............................


  1. I would venture a guess that it is the work of a very creative and persistant fowl!

  2. I think you should leave more fabric and watch, put a webcamera, and see if you can get a picture of whatever is doing this.

    Also, i am in a play again. i am playing the part of wilbur the pig in charlotte's web. i get to sing a solo too.

    hope you are happy,