May 30, 2014

Baby Birds Under the Deck

Hello, everyone! On May 5th, I found a nest of newly-hatched birds on a beam holding up my deck (It's hard to explain). Every spring, a bird lays its eggs in one of the vacant nests we have sitting in the rafters. This year, I just happened to catch the beginning of life for four young birds!

I'll be the first to admit, I don't know a thing about birds. I haven't got a clue what kind of birds these are or when exactly they were born, but I decided to take pictures of them anyway to track their everyday growth and how long it takes them to eventually leave the nest. Of course, I was extra careful not to touch anything or disrupt their development process in any way!

I believe the day I found the chicks, they were a couple days old. I don't know what kind of birds they are, therefore I couldn't tell you what they must've looked like when they were born! They lived in the nest for a week and a half and ended up leaving on May 15th, approximately 12 days after they were born. It was kind of bittersweet watching them leave, as I spent so much time thinking about them and watching them grow and eagerly waiting to get home, just so I could see them. Now I understand the term 'Empty Nest Syndrome'!

Anywho, enjoy the pictures of these little birds!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

This was the mother carrying worms to the babies. I thought it was super adorable!

Day 6

I missed Day 6! I'm sure you can imagine what the chicks looked on this day; a little less fluff and a little more feather!

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

This is the first good view I got of their bellies. I always assumed they were robins until I saw their speckles!

Day 11

And then they were gone.

I hope you enjoyed this time lapse of the little birds' lives! Thank you for reading!

I hope you've had a lovely May,
Jordan x

May 5, 2014

My Thoughts in a Day

Hello, everyone! So last night when thinking of blog posts I could write for you lot, I came up with a brilliant idea. I'm sure I'm not the first to do this, but I decided to track all my thoughts in one day. There's no real meaning behind this post but who knows, maybe I could use it for a psychology report one day! The more I think about making this, the dumber it seems. So lets get into it, shall we?

10:16 (Waking up) It's too bright in here.

10:22 I'm going to have to get out of bed and go to the bathroom soon.

10:54 Why does my house smell of eggs?

11:12 I wish I had cable television.

11:19 How genius is a picnic basket with different compartments?!

11:22 I want to grow out my hair like Zoella.

11:34 There's so many things I want to do today; I should make a list.

11:42 Leftover Chinese food is the best Chinese food.

12:05 I could so be an actress.

12:39 I love blankets.

15:15 Chalkboard spray paint sounds like a good idea.

15:20 (Whilst spray painting my wall) I've never spray painted anything before, how do I know if I'm doing this right?

15:21 I hope I don't get my hamster high.

15:26 Who originally thought about putting wheels in hamsters' cages?

16:06 "If only you saw what I can see..."

16:24 I could be a business woman!

17:49 Am I in the mood for a hot or cold drink?

18:30 Will I do for my birthday this year?

19:54 I wanna go see a movie.

20:24 I know less about technology than I thought.

20:27 Pizza?

20:31 How did someone ever come up with musical notes?

21:08 How do I get on the Ellen show?

21:18 Gosh, I love smoothies.

21:24 How cool would it be if I got to interview somebody?!

21:28 I'm gonna have great style one day.

21:32 A little scroll through Instagram won't hurt.

23:18 Bad idea.

12:02 Maybe I should get an early night so I can be productive tomorrow.

1:35 I'm still hungry.

1:36 I can't get up now, I'm in my bed!

1:36 So cozy.

2:06 I can't sleep.

2:24  Where did the word 'adhesive' come from? Who invented the word 'adhere'? I wonder if inventing words is like discovering a new disease or a new species of bug; do you just create a word based on your name and put a meaning to it? Like the expression, "I'm just joshin' ya," I bet you Josh doesn't have a clue about how famous he is now! If I were to create a word, it'd have a plethora of meanings. I'd want it to either be a compliment or one of those weird words you say when you're frustrated like, "Aw rats!" I wish I would've invented the word 'fooey'.

2:38 Okay, time for bed.

Thanks for reading this short, pointless blog post! Tracking all of your thoughts in a day is harder than I expected! I had a lot of fun making this, so I tag you to do the same! Whether you make a blog post put of it or write them down in a notebook, try tracking all of your thoughts in a day. I'd love to read your minds!

Have a wonderful May!
Jordan x