Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pictures, poetry and randomness (Laylas post)

I've been taking a lot of photos lately and I decided I'd post them on here along with some older favorites. Enjoy.

And some more...

and I regret to say I did my bird post a day to early...

 And we've had fun with bubbles...

That is enough pictures for now. I will save the rest for more posts. I will now show you a poem I wrote.


I asked you not to go this far
But listen you did not.
Instead you went to plenty of trouble
And look what you have brought.

 I have no reflection
Yet  I am not dead
However alive does not fit my description
I merely don't exist.

There are plenty of pictures of me on my wall
Yet that wall was never built
I cannot see how you are not
Extremely ridden with guilt.

The reason I am writing this
Is so you do not
Follow in my footsteps
Or much sadness will be wrought.

Did you like it? 
Just one more thing for you awesome possum people.
I have a tendency to do this...

 And last but not least...

Yes, that is my gollum stuffed animal. Did I ever mention i love gollum?
Bye you awesome people. Thanks for reading. Please comment and tell me what you think.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


So we warn you: this is going to be a random and perhaps not exciting post.
Ireland @ A Squirrel of Great Price is having this giveaway and it is awesome. Why is it awesome you may ask? Because *drum roll* I Layla am sponsoring a picture from my awesome shop. You should go enter...

and... there is another giveaway in town from heart strings  .  I guess if you really have to you can enter that one though it will lessen our chances of winning. Whatever. Go ahead.

Have a good day, hopefully we will do a more exciting post soon.

Yes, we purposefully called a pearl of great price a squirrel of great price.

Oh yeah, and I Layla am reading the least popular book EVER that's sequels will NEVER be made into movie and it DEFINITELY won't. So, can you guess what it is. I might have been being extremely sarcastic. *did I just say that!* So, put what you think I am reading in the comments and whoever wins will get something designed by me. So, good luck. Bye.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Devoted To Birds (Layla's Post)

Yep. That's what i am. Birds are so amazing and beautiful, even  the most plain colored of all. Color isn't all that counts. So, I love taking pictures of the birds I see and I have an awesome camera that aids me in this. However, I never seem to be able to get pictures of the rare ones! Take the red-tailed tropic bird for example. That bird is SUPER rare but of course out of the two times I've seen it I haven't had time to take a picture! That is no evidence! Well, I'm not posting this so I can mourn about what i haven't got a picture of but what I have so here goes:

Acorn Woodpecker:

They like eating suet and peanuts and prefer a place with plenty of trees. Common.


Their favorite treat is nyjer, sometimes called thistle though they will also eat other small seeds.

Western Scrub jay:

What can I say about jays except for that there extremely loud and go crazy for shelled peanuts?


Oh how I love these little things. They have so many unique and defining traits that I can't explain half of them!

crow in palm tree:

EVERYONE knows about crows. :)


 And seagulls... they take your food and are annoying!!!!!!!!

this is an awesome pic!:

Yeah, yeah, we live by the ocean.

Turkey Vulture:

I have one word to explain this guy: UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!

band- tailed pigeon:

can't really see the banded tail, huh. He-He.


Typical bird on the fence type of  photo.

I have a lot more pics but it would take centuries to post them all so I will stop with the photos and continue. I wrote a composition on a red-shouldered hawk I was watching the other day and here it is:
10:08 A.M.

The hawk: A composition

There he stood: a perfect example of grace and beauty, just standing there with his head arched and his eye ever moving.
There he stood: in an old, gnarled oak tree with it's branches spreading out every which way well the twig-like wood shot off from each branch intertwining itself with another.
There he stood: with his black and white tail feathers which on close examination prove to have one of the most intricate patterns ever created with close resemblance to a spider's web, his perfectly curved beak and sharp eyes that pierce you deep into the soul, not even mentioning the red and black feathers of ever-changing shades as they glisten in the sunlight and then of course his menacing talons which are ready at any moment to spring upon a helpless chicken or mouse and carry it away.
There he flew: with his strong wings spread wide and flapping up and down, silently, gliding away across sunlit skies.

Did you like it?
So, if you are a bird-watcher like me there is this awesome thing going on worldwide called the Great Backyard Bird count. Here is the link to the site. and if you are a bird photographer there is also a contest for that on the site which you should check out. :)
I know this has nothing to do with the subject but look at this awesome smiley angry face. :@ He-He.
I'm glad you stayed long enough to hear me ramble about birds. I hope you enjoyed! Please tell me if you did. oh yeah, and Josiah told me I could only do this post if I told you to check out his page Josiah Jolly Stuff and comment. Don't worry, you don't have to listen but he really would like if you commented even though he's crazy. :)