Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blue bird of happiness

According to Wikipedia:
The mythology of the bluebird of happiness has deep roots that go back thousands of years. Indigenous cultures across the globe hold similar myths and beliefs about the bluebird. It is a widely accepted symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, the renewal of springtime, etc. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird.

I've got a little secret to tell you. I know where you can find the bluebird of happiness.


He's at the dollar store and he only costs $5.00
 Just remember you get what you pay for. I think this bluebird has been leaving some droppings around here today. When I first got home I started responding to my emails and everything was fine. Then we lost internet access. Internets finally back on but my email is acting really strange. I'm having a heck of a time reading and responding.
Before this bird drops a big goose egg on me I think I'm going to take the night off from the computer and catch up with you all over the weekend.

29 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Around here the blue birds (jays) don't bring much happiness when they start squawking at the break of dawn! Hope your bluebird begins to bring happiness instead of droppings! It's always funny to me when something at the dollar store costs $5. We have a Dollar Tree here and everything is a dollar no matter what. Especially since we don't have sales tax!

tahtimbo said...

Around here, we have black birds of happiness and they make a heck of a noise :) I like that wind chime, though. There's nothing better than laying in bed and listening to them.

Ratty said...

I like this bluebird. I like having a few wind chimes hanging around. They're one of the few things I keep outside. I leave mine up so long that they begin to fall apart though.

Julie Harward said...

Well, I know where they live year round..right here! We have so many of them and they really are pretty! ;D

allotments4you said...

Internet is very often a pain in the posterior....I think your bluebird however is lovely......maybe I should look for one for my garden to cheer it up a bit!!

Laura @ live.laugh.photograph said...

that is such a pretty color!

Jen said...

Oh I love it! Darn it, now I want one (although I was already pretty happy without him ;o)

LDH said...

That bluebird must have been doing stuff here too... I lost my follower box (again) but it is back this morning.

FishHawk said...

Just after I turned five, I was instructed by my parents to not put any holly berries (it was around Christmas time) up my nose. Well, that was like an open invitation to do so to me, and the doctor had a great laugh when I blew the stuck berry across the room before he could use the gigantic crowbar he was coming at me with.

What does that have anything to do with your Bluebird of Happiness, you ask? Well, I just remember a lot being said on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In about the Bluebird of Happiness flying up people's noses, and I would think that it would take more than I have to blow something that big across the room before another doctor came at me with another gigantic crowbar!

Duni said...

Hi Ann!

we have wind chimes hanging outside too. I love hearing their sound...
sorry about the internet problem. That is so annoying. Speaking of which, I have trouble leaving comments?!

Philippa said...

Ann, you're going to have to quill that bluebird LOL!!

Tanyia said...

Ok, at first I thought you quilled that! What an ingenious idea!!! It is really pretty btw!

Out on the prairie said...

I fought the internet yeterday, I was using remote at Ronalds and my laptop wouldn't sync well for email.Seems goodtoday, but I wonder who they thought I was talking to yesterday, such words!!!

Russ said...

I love the wind chime. It seems like a lot of people are having trouble with the Internet right now. Gives you an excuse to spend some Ann time.
Check my Friday post so you can win someone a Lands End Polo Shirt.

Bossy Betty said...

So that's where the Bluebird of Happiness is!! Hope your Internet behaves from now on!

Chatty Crone said...

Maybe he just needs some rest! You too.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Super sweet.

Ginny said...

It is beautiful!! Which Dollar store, I want one. We have Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, plus another new one that has an Irish name, which I can't remember! But is it breaking? Gosh, I hope your computer problems clear up!

Grace said...

I like wind chimes but have no where to hang them - if it was the $1 how come it was $5--hmmm?

Tammy said...

We have the real blue birds around our home. They are very beautiful birds. I really like yours too. You have a wonderful dollar store. I never find cute things like this at ours.

Sandra said...

it is not your interent it is blogger and it is making me crazy today. i vote with yooooo i am getting off toooooo how can a blue bird cost 5.00 at a 1.00 store, HUMMM??

Antonella said...

What a neat wind chime... At first I thought you were going to say you quilled your blue bird... still not sure how you got a $5 blue bird at the $1 store - lol!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Catherine said...

Boooo to computer problems! But your blue bird is cute!! :)

xo Catherine

Sher said...

Love the blue bird. You can find some pretty awesome stuff at the dollar store!

Sharkbytes said...

Very cute- looks like you quilled it.

Helen said...

that's sure look like quilling. Seen lots of aluminum quilling lately. Are they in style now?

Kloggers/Polly said...

I don't know how I managed to miss your beautiful bluebird! I thought at first that you had made him by quilling and thought what a wonderful ideal ... then realised that he was made of (may be) metal ... anyway he's a cheerful looking chap. Do you hang him on the house or on a tree? Perhaps you could make him some friends and attach them to canes.

marie said...

I agree with Phillippa ~ you need to quill that sweet bluebird!

Ann said...

That's SO cool! My first thought was that you made it - you could!!

Btw, I don't know if you saw my reply to your comment about the quilled boot, but if not, you are too funny, Ann!

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