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Young Magpie, Piano Practice and Sally-boots

27 Jun

1    We’ve been watching a family of magpies over the last few days. I know they are not very well-behaved but the iridescence of their feathers is very beautiful!  This youngster is trying to find his place in the garden but the pigeon is having none of it!

2     I finally managed to get a tricky piano piece right! It might be Grade 1 but it’s a challenge for me!

3     I’ve finished the Sally-boots for Ionie, the newest baby in the family.

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in birds, craft, environment, knitting, nature

 

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12 responses to “Young Magpie, Piano Practice and Sally-boots

  1. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    June 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I have never seen a magpie before – very nice. ~ Patty

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      June 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      They are very beautiful, black and white with rich iridescent blue in the tail. It’s very interesting what different birds we have each side of the pond!
      Have a good day! 🙂

       
  2. Don

    June 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

    These tussles between birds are marvellous to watch. We too have them constantly in our garden.
    You’re brave and courageous with the piano – admire you for that.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      June 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Thank you! Some days it is hard but it does feel good when I finally crack something!
      It was fascinating to watch the birds.I was surprised though to see the pigeon get the better of the magpie. Give him a month or two and I bet it’ll be the other way round. 🙂

       
  3. agujasblog

    June 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Cute. Like the bird dialogue.

     
  4. niasunset

    June 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Do you play piano dear Sally, this is so nice… I wished too. I loved your pink boots, they are so lovely. And birds… they are amazing… Thank you dear, it was so nice to visit your blog. Love, nia

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comments. I just started learning a year ago. I am getting better but it’s quite hard!

      I’m glad you like the boots. I love making them! 🙂

      Love to you 🙂

       
  5. Choc Chip Uru

    June 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    The Sally boots are too adorable my friend 😀
    And I love your magpie family 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

     
  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    How gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous – the boots 🙂 What a wonderful grandmother you are.

    I used to be PETRIFIED of magpies, really petrified. Now I’m just wary. They do unnerve me. But your pictures were funny. Had no idea pigeons could be so territorial. Lovely tree, its arch.

    Have a wonderful day!! 🙂

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      It was funny to see. The pigeon was very determined to stay put!
      I’m glad you aren’t scared of them any more but I can see why, they have quite nasty habits!
      Glad you like the Sally-boots. I really enjoy making them 🙂

       

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