Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nature Walk Stamped Masking Tape Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Sometimes The Very Best Surprises Are In Your Own Backyard!
We can get trapped in a negative thought process that focuses on the "anywhere is better than here" theme...or the "nothing new and exciting ever happens here" theme.  I strongly believe that what we think is what we see - if we don't believe the place we are is wonderful, then it won't be.  If we don't believe in backyard surprises, then we will likely miss them when they do happen.  I am so glad I didn't miss the surprises in the backyard this past weekend!!!!!  I was in the craft room and looked out the window since I saw some motion out of the corner of my eye.  Look at what I saw!!!!!!
I had never seen a single Cedar Waxwing, let alone a whole group of them...let alone in our very own backyard!!!!!!  It was an amazing surprise and I couldn't stop watching them!  They stayed for the afternoon, enjoyed the water and the seeds in the nearby trees.  And then, as if they had never been here at all, they vanished!  I am so glad I made it outside to listen to them.  They have a very high-pitched song - almost cricket-like.  Sometimes the very best surprises are in your own's another one I found that same day...Willow thinks she is a tomato plant :)
For today's card I had some extra stamped masking tape from yesterday's card and I decided to put it to good use :)  I've really been enjoying using my Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set to create whatever saying/greeting/sentiment I want!  I love this Rumi seems to go with the bird theme of the day :)  I hope you like the card and the quote...and the animal watching in the backyard :)

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Oh what a treat that must have been to see all those beautiful birds. They say we have waxwings here too, but I've never seen one. I love the card and the saying is perfect.