Tuesday, April 24, 2007

From one egg to another

Yesterday on my way out to the thrift store, I noticed something under this ugly bush in my front yard. It was bright blue, tiny and as I got closer I realized it was a robin's egg. It's still intact and is just beautiful. I looked through the bush to see if it had fallen from a nest, but I couldn't find one. We always have millions of birds in our yard, so I'm wondering how it go there. Do robins sometimes lay eggs in the underbrush? I'm not sure if I should just leave it there or pick it up. Anyone have any suggestions and/or advice?

When I got home, there was a different kind of egg waiting for me in the mailbox. I was the lucky winner of Karyn's Popping Mini Eggs giveaway. Cadbury Mini Eggs are my favorite Easter candy, and this one has Pop Rocks in it. It's a very interesting experience eating those. You get the yummy goodness of the mini eggs with a pop at the end!


Karyn also sent along this cute little coin purse which I just adore. Isn't she so talented? And so more buttons. Isn't it fitting they arrived on the same day that I posted a button giveaway?? Thanks so much Karyn!

Oh, and that reminds me, make sure you leave a comment in the post below if you want to be included in the giveaway.

11 comments:

kirsten said...

when i was little i found a robin's egg in my yard - i picked it up to show my mom and wanted to take it to school - and i dropped it on my porch! :(

no advice, it's probably just abandoned - how do you tell if it's still alive or not?

Karyn said...

You are very welcome Katie, I'm glad you like the goodies!

Sarah and Jack said...

I am no robin expert, but we have a nest above our patio door right now. Robins are nest builders and nest guarders. If you were near her egg you she would have let you know it. (Sometimes they act injured to distract you.)

My guess is that is a lost egg and at this point you can do nothing for it and you should just leave it be.

P.S. Jack recognized the egg right away and said "see baby eggs? Is it up there?" :-)

Heidijayhawk said...

wow! i have never seen those eggs! i bet thats an experience you won't soon forget! i wanna try some! i suppose i will have to wait until next year.

lera said...

My Carter (now 8) found a robin's egg one year and thought it was a candy robin's egg AND BIT INTO IT!!! It was a little shocking, I must admit, to BOTH of us. I still want to gag when I think of the yolk running out of his mouth. (Let this serve as a lesson. Don't let your little guy near the egg unattended.)

jessi said...

I know nothing about robin's eggs, but I do know that DH would love the chocolate/pop rock combination - who thought of that one?

I just started reading your blog and I'm really enjoying it - thanks!

Anina said...

I don't think I've ever seen an actual robin's egg. I might have tried to eat it too. (Well maybe not off the ground...)

LeeAnn said...

You almost think they are fake when you first see them don't you? I always admired how mother nature could create such a beautiful color.

BTW, I used some of that fabric you sent my way. You can see some of it on my latest post.

Cheers!

Roxanne said...

What a beautiful shade of blue! Nature is the best source of inspiration, isn't it? This is my first time stopping by your blog, but I will definitely be back! Thanks for your nice comments on mine!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

I know nothing about eggs, but that sure is a pretty color!

Hey, I've never had poppin' eggs either. Throw me a couple will ya? heh!

Miss Bliss said...

Too cute! What a fun package to get!