Crystal Madrilejos

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Found Treasures

I honestly think there is nothing more wondrous, beautiful, and inspiring than the natural world. Rereading that sentence, I realized I probably just ripped off a line from David Attenborough from the Planet Earth documentary series. But it’s true! Whenever we go on walks, Andrew, Quil and I are aways on the lookout for “treasures.” Whether, it’s rocks or feathers or interesting seed pods, we like to collect these little things and display them at home. 
For awhile now, I’ve been meaning to photograph our growing collection in hopes that they can become a regular feature on our blog, since it seems that we’re always finding something new. So, today I finally got around to photographing the first installment of our “Found Treasures.” Hope you enjoy them!

Feathers (collected between 2008 – 2012)
I don’t know what kinds of feathers these are. If anyone has any idea, I would love to know! Aren’t they beautiful?
This Calvin & Hobbes comic pretty much sums up my feelings exactly whenever we find something neat. 
Recently, a family friend and I were laughing about how she went on vacation one year and came home with a suitcase full of rocks. Andrew is slightly concerned about our upcoming vacation to the beach and the amount of shells that may find their way home with us! I’ll do my best to keep it under control.
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  1. Nerdalie - January 21, 2013 3:30 pm

    I'm pretty sure the stripy feather on the left is from a red tailed hawk. And the little blue one up top looks like it's from a blue jay. Beautiful collection!

  2. Andrew and Crystal - January 30, 2013 3:27 am

    Thanks Natalie! I think the large blueish one might be from a Blue Heron since we have a lot of those around and they are pretty large birds. I would love to go birdwatching, but to be honest, looking through binoculars makes me dizzy!!


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