Monday, October 08, 2007

Just dropped in

This carving was our splurge at the decoy show this year. The Blackburnian is my favorite spring warbler lately and I like the way the bird is perched on this old tool, looking like it just dropped in there. I can't remember if I saw a Blackburnian this spring - it's kind of nice to have one there on the mantel.

It might be hard to appreciate from this darkish photo, but the whole carving is of wood, even the tool parts that are made to look like metal. I think it's called a *block and pulley* and is some sort of antique nautical tool. Neat, huh?

14 comments:

John said...

Here it is in use. It's a neat carving.

Mary said...

The dark photo does it justice. Maybe one day in the future I'll see one and think of you.

Endment said...

This is great!

mon@rch said...

from the RSS feed I thought it was a real warbler! Cool for sure!

Jayne said...

WOW Laura... that is just spectacular!

Patrick Belardo said...

Too cool!

Dave said...

Very, very cool!

Larry said...

That is nice!-If you get sick of it, you can send it to me.

Q said...

Very pretty!
I so love the wood carvings.
This one you found is really nice.
I have never seen this Warbler.
Must get out of the city more.
Sherry

KGMom said...

A great carving--well worth the splurge!

dguzman said...

Oh, Laura--I love the Blackburnian too. That was one of my "quest birds" for the spring, and I finally saw one this year. Soooo beautiful! Now I still need to see a Hooded; he's next on the list.

Nice piece of carving and painting!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Absolutely lovely! A work of art!

Ruth said...

I love the carving! and would prefer it to a piece of Royal Doulton.

Born Again Bird Watcher said...

What a great carving!