Saturday, 14 March 2009

Soundless Saturday No. 29

35 comments:

kathy hare said...

thanks for the comment on my blog Renee, it made me giggle! :D You are magic too... xxxxxxxxxx

Lisa said...

i sit home and blog in the dark !!

Dreamers Dream said...

i sit home
and write in the dark.
haha
:)

Aleksandra said...

*:O)

glorv1 said...

I sit home and blog, paint, and blog, paint and.......have a great Saturday.

pRiyA said...

gee! everyone else too seems to be sitting at home and having a great time like me ;-D

Audrey said...

I sit home and raise a glass of red to my friend Renee.
xoxoxo

lakeviewer said...

All of the above. In addition, I complain, make rules, crack the whip, discourage natural migration. I had to explain the comment I made about the handkerchief. I think you are a bright, misterious cookie yourself, concocting one thought after another to keep us entertained. How do you do it?

La Donna Welter said...

How very interesting. The more I read this, the more different meanings float through my head!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love sitting home, but being a cuckoo is fun too.

Linda Sue said...

I'm with audrey! Cheers beautiful renee! Here's to you and your amazing blog that keeps my head above water. LOVE YOU

Nao said...

I sit at home with a cup of tea, thanking you Renee for your gracious ways, and your encouraging words on my blog. May the spring come to you soon over there in the snowdrifts of Canada's middle.

studio lolo said...

A cockoo in the nest pretty much describes me. And the girl surrounded by critters...me!

I'll be alone in the dark for a week while hubby's gone.
And I'll be raising a glass (or two) of white to my friend Renee ;)

Happy Saturday!
xo
Lolo

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Very interesting image and text, Renee.

Hope you are well.

xoxoxo
Nancy

MuseSwings said...

I blog in the dark too, and I see no problem whatsoever with being a kook. Oh, I mean cuckoo - I think I have mastered that one.

Michelle said...

I knew we were twins.

I am the cuckoo.....I don't sit home in the dark unless I choose to :0)

(Can't paint in the dark...grumble groan)

My Journey to Hope said...

Thanks for your encouraging words. We unexpectedly had a big check come in the mail, so we were able to pay some bills this month. God is so faithful, and I'm still surrounded by his peace. Thanks again!

-Michelle

Bella Sinclair said...

Whoa, hold the phone here. Isn't the cuckoo a deceptive little parasite bird who infiltrates another nest and pushes out all the other eggs so it can hog all the food and love??? And you want me to compare my daughters to THAT?

And honey, there are more things to do in the dark besides sew. ;)

La Donna Welter said...

Thank you, my friend! : )

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

I sit at home sometimes by choice, but I'd rather be a cuckoo!
Love you,
Lizzy :-)

Sarah said...

Hmmmm - I sit home and do what ever I please, like any good cockoo should do!!! In the dark or otherwise. Love ya hon, Sarah

Delwyn said...

A little bird chirruping outside my study agrees with me...I'd rather be a cuckoo...

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Hmm, this is interesting!! I do lots of things in the dark, but Im a night owl not a cuckoo, LOL. Thanks for the comment on my new do!! Im having a giveaway, so come back to enter the draw when you have a chance! Much love..

Jann said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog! I remember visiting yours awhile back, and now I'll have to get caught up--how are you feeling? You're in my prayers--take good care of yourself!

Ces said...

Good girls and cuckoo do not go together because cuckoo birds are parasites!

I 've written about cuckoos on my blog: Cuculus canorus, Common cuckoo practices a highly developed and refined form of Social parasitism. None of the members of the Cuculidae family is known to build nests or raise their young. Ancient societies are familiar with the cuckoos' habit of laying their eggs on other's nests that the word "cuckold" was coined by the Anglo-Saxons. This social parasitism manifests itself in the cuckoo duping another species into assuming the tasks of incubation and feeding its young. This behavior is not limited to the cuckoos. Honeyguides and weaverfinches also practice various form of social parasitism. However, the cuckoo is the master of this trickery. The gravid cuckoo observes another bird of a different species prepare for and build a nest. The bird lays its egg and as soon as it leaves the nest, the gravid cuckoo takes the other bird's egg in its bill , lay one of its own and then flies off with the stolen egg which she either swallows or drops. The unsuspecting bird, thinks that it is her own egg she is incubating. The cuckoo egg's incubation period of 12 and 1/2 days and it may hatch simultaneously with the other birds or before. The naked fledgling cuckoo starts ejecting other hatchlings or eggs from the nest. if there was a second cuckoo egg laid by another cuckoo bird, the fledglings try to throw each other out. After the third or fourth day, the instinct to eject all companions dies and the two cuckoos settle down peacefully: http://cesandherdishes.blogspot.com/2007/11/cuckoo.html

Ahh...I may sound like a know-it-all but that is true.

Anyway good girls are capable of a lot of fun and I know good girls who sit at home reading in one week and then party the following week! Oh those good girls, they end up blogging from all over the world too! :)

Ces said...

Yes, that is true. I am a bore. I even bore myself! Sweet dreams to you sweet Renee, makes sure the nuns have their habit on.

Ces said...

Okay, maybe,not all the time but I do need timeouts or I will not only be a bore, I'll be unbearable.

Shelly said...

I love the picture especially how comfortable she is "at home" with nature...is this her reality or a dream to escape it?

Björnik said...

Wow, i learned alot about cuckoos today.:) Come out of the dark Renee! Hope you had a great weekend with your family.:)

rochambeau said...

Hi Renee,
Thank you for your kind comment recently. These words you present here are thought provoking. Must come back later and read more of the comments.

xox
Constance

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Renee, your comment at hazy moon about Venus just cracked me up!!! You have a wonderful sense of humor!
Love ya,
Lizzy :-)

Ces said...

I am on spring break but am wondering how you are and I hope you are well and gay :)

Julie-ann said...

Wow, you had a very similar experience and the same age. Oh this is great! Just accept as a child does. Oh beautiful grandads. This is a real blessing for me to read this today, thank you.

I don't understand the sentence on this painting, I am a bit slow sometimes. So going to read it again and see if I win? Don't hold any hopes though, lol!

Has the sun started to shine where you live. Can you feel spring starting? Hope so. You'll be able to sit in the garden and just dream in the day. This would be so lovely!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You really think outside the square - love how you find images and prose to challenge us! I love to sit in the dark to type - very therapeutic after a long day at work.

Roberta said...

This is my first visit to your blog.... it's amazing!!