Friday, April 11, 2014

Birds & Art

Before we get to the Friday video, some of you know how my home is a magnet for nesting birds. I don't know why, but I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I feed them all year long. If you're going to have babies, might as well be near the best take-out place in the neighborhood.

For the last several years I have found birds nesting in the oddest places: on top of my birdhouses, in my potted plants and my hanging plants, but the absolute strangest spot of all time was in our backyard grill:

I thought I was the only author who attracted these ditzy birds, but it turns out they're after Shiloh Walker, too:

All I can say is lift the lid and check your grill before you turn it on, writers.

I do have a delightful video for you this week that features Lila, sort of an artist version of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie. It is long, but worth every second (and features music and background sounds, for those of you at work):

"LILA" from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.


  1. shiloh walker8:15 AM

    Bird plague

  2. Our grill usually attracts wasps, and once, a lizard.
    The birds have the rest of the yard... til the neighbor's outside cat comes stalking.

  3. Clearly you two are listed on the bird version of Expedia.

  4. This used to happen to me all the time in Missouri. Not so much in California, but we use our grill at least 2-3 times a week out here....

    The raccoon was probably the worst, tho.