This is a "Once Upon A Time" story of a tree in the forest which does not exist anymore. One winter this stalwart old dead tree succumbed to the fierce elements of a long, cold winter and it fell in the forest.
For all the years that I knew of this special tree it served to hold a magnificent nest at its top, and each year I enjoyed watching several generations of Ospreys rearing their young in this nest on top of the old tree
This tree inspired me and so one day I decided to use some of my bird photos and some photo editing skills and to create a counting book for my young grandchildren. I cleared away the background from the limbs but I left the magnificent nest on the top.
And so I began to fill up the tree limbs with birds.
2 White-breasted Nuthatch,
3male Purple Finch,
4 wood Ducks ( and yes Wood ducks do perch in trees sometimes)
5 Great Blue Herons,
6 Northern Cardinals
8 beautiful Blue Jays..
And as all good intentions often result in in-completion... for my grandchildren quickly learned to count
and they grew older and my interest waned And so today I have decided to show my incomplete storybook about the magic bird tree in the forest.
I am linking this post to Thursday's Inspiration hosted by Dear Little Red House at:http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.ca/