Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Collector

Birdhouse collectors are an interesting breed. As an artist, are they making a statement on the plight of homeless birds or are they creative bird watchers who find the whole watching thing much easier from their living room. Personally, if I could avoid hiking in this heat to see a few dozen birds, I would be all over that option.

ChrisJ submits:

 A few cute birdhouses. The ones on the ground I call non-functional.
 Is it cruel to have bunch of nice bird homes and then terrorize said birdies with a hungry looking owl?

Score
  • Some kind of flat straw hat thingy: 1 point
  • Star (Texas style): 1 point
  • Star (Moravian style): 1 point
  • Birdhouse on deck (assumption is non-functional): 1 point
  • Birdhouse on stand (um... hard call): 0 points
  • Big metal flower: 1 point
  • 3 birdhouses: 0 points
  • Menacing and cruel joke owl: 1 point
Subtotal: 6 points


Creativity Bonus

Lovely home proving that no one is immune from a field reporter's roving eye but not a spectacular collection except the taunting owl: 1 point

Total: 7 points

Yeah, cause that's real nice





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10 comments:

  1. Nice collection. Birdhouses, that is.

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  2. I just love these birdhouses. They are very appealing to me and looks really awesome. I like to have this on my home. ;)

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  3. Tampa Pool, just don't taunt them with a giant owl.

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  4. I like to put my bird feeder right outside my screened porch so that my cat can have fun watching and drooling. I feel like I am helping the birds be a little more aware of their surroundings, like a birdie boot camp sorta thing. Sure, some might have little birdie mental breakdowns or little birdie anxiety attacks, but again, in nature "only the strong survive."

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  5. Laura, You are so caring and always thinking about the well being of others.

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  6. Where did you find that owl picture or are they your birds?

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  7. lemonverbenalady, I don't know the original source, it seems to be viral. It's a great shot though. Someone should have watermarked it.

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  8. You should have said you owned that owl and you feed it baby chicks every day. That would be totally badass. Or weird. Whichever.

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  9. Laura, I could have but biology lady would have would have called me on it or turned me in depending on her mood. (and when I last put one of her yards up for scoring)

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  10. i rather like the birdhouses. they look much better than the dusty and dirty ones sitting on top of my kitchen cupboards.

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