Monthly Archives: May 2014

Love A Tree Day-The Decorah Bald Eagles-Gazillion Reason 10 Of Why To Love Trees

For the past 2 spring times I wake up to birds chirping and twigs rustling.  At first I thought I was dreaming but I soon realized it was coming from as usual…Lynn’s lightbox*.  I found out I was listening to the Decorah Eagle Project  in Iowa, the  idea of the Raptor Resource Project.  In 2007, they climbed 80 ft up a cottonwood tree near the Decorah Fish Hatchery to a bald eagle nest installing webcams to document the lives of Mom & Dad eagle and their family.

decorah eagles

In my thinking it is a no brainer why the smart eagles are there-the aroma must be yum to them.  You should hear how loud the chirping gets when M & D fly in with breakfast; and you would not believe how ‘wild’ the menu is.  We never know.  The nest is huge-bigger even than my bed.  It measures 6 ft across and weighs 1 1/2 tons!  Can you imagine..and can you imagine the tree that supports it.  I love that tree  🙂 Lynn & I are going to build one at the shop to show everyone just how cool these birds are-and how big their bed is! (on the ground and not weighing a ton of course)

You know…sometimes Mom eagle will look right at one of the cams almost as if she knows they are being watched.  We kinda turn away feeling a little guilty-almost like we are spying on a private family and then turn it off.  But we realize that this private look maybe will inspire others to see nature and how we must protect it-and more important, how we are not the only families on this planet.

So I say paws up to trees today May 16-Love A Tree Day; because they are so important to all creatures and especially to us because let’s not forget…without them we couldn’t breathe on earth

Love A tree day graphic

Watch the live cam here  and when you next send flowers if you love birds and want to help them; maybe check out  our Flowers For A Cause  first….yup we designed a special arrangement to benefit our own local Raptor Center.

Happy Love A Tree Day-and please go hug your favorite tree -they like knowing they are loved too.

Treehugger Willow :))

*Willows calls computers-lightboxes :0 Lynn

The Meaning Of Tulips

The Language of Flowers reads of many flowers for translating your feelings of love.  The rose being the most popular to declare love; but we forget yet another that is just as high on the meaning list. The perfect Tulip.

French tulip bouquet


Elaborate containers called tulipiere, were vases made in all shape and form to showcase the brilliant blooms.  We actually, have a only few of the elegant tulipiere  in the shop for sale, as they are not the easiest to come by.  The tulip rage continued until the market collapsed and the flower actually became the cause of a country’s economy dropping.

antique tulip vase
The red tulip was the all powerful ‘to declare your love” with the black center of all tulips representing the lover’s heart burned to a coal by love’s passion. Indeed!  To give a yellow tulip was said to declare utterly, hopeless love. The pink tulip sends a dream love, while the white tulip is lost in love.

All tulips no matter the color declare some form of passionate love whether declared or not so you can’t go wrong with any color!

Enjoy the short giving season of all this tulip love and send tulips soon…. as this spring passion leaves us to its rival, summer love declarer by June to the beautiful rose.

Lynn 🙂