Re-Feathering the Nest

It feels like a day to clean out, reorganize, and start fresh. I have a boatload of photos that I need to categorize in a sensible fashion. I want to redo the categories here on Wordtabulous.  My projects remind me of how, a few weeks ago, I watched some chickadees working on a nest in a tree in my backyard.

I love their little black caps!

I love their little black caps!

Then, after last week’s snowstorm, the nest looked like this:

nest resized

This has nothing to do with the post, I just like how it looks like an ice cream cone.

Today there is nothing left of that nest but a few scattered bits of grass on the snow beneath the tree. What I hadn’t realized is that the birds weren’t building a new nest, they were demolishing an old one for scrap to use in a new location. Talk about green construction.

It isn’t healthy to cling to stuff that doesn’t work anymore, be they ideas, systems, behaviors, or old ball point pens, but taking the old stuff apart, learning from it and reusing what is still good appeals to me. Do you have a closet, a desktop, a lifestyle or something else that needs a fresh start?

3 thoughts on “Re-Feathering the Nest

  1. Carrie Rubin

    We’re going to try to give lots of our closets and cupboards a ‘fresh start’ on spring break. I’m going to shut down the electronics and get to a spring cleaning overhaul. Wish me well!

    1. lynnettedobberpuhl Post author

      A freshly cleaned out and organized closet is a little bit of heaven, even if you have to go through a teensy bit of hell to get there. I wish you and all your “helpers” the best of luck!

      On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM, wordtabulous

  2. mormongirl11450

    We actually had a woodpecker living in our backyard for a few weeks, it was pretty cool. Until my dog realized it was there and went psycho every time she saw the friggin bird!


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