Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Thieving magpie and suncatcher

The magpie

Here is a little story that happened to me last week while I was photographing beads in the garden to make the most of a nice sunny day.

I set up all my equipment in the garden (background, camera on my tripod...) and displayed my first set of beads to be photographed on the background, a lovely Achreamie sunset little set which I was very proud of.

I then had to go back inside the house for a couple of minutes, came back out just in time to see a big magpie standing on my background.

It looked at me!!!!

I looked at it!!!...... and then in a split second it grabbed my set of beads and flew to the top of a Rowan tree in our garden.

I chased it and started climbing the first few branches of the tree while the snide bird was having a laugh looking at me...so I gave up and the thief flew far, far away in another garden with my beads.

The suncatcher

My children's wonderful teacher is retiring this year. I wanted to make something for her but she does not seem to be wearing very much jewellery...so I decided to make a suncatcher for her with some of my beads.

Below are a few pictures that I took yesterday (I did watch for the magpie!)


  1. ja,ja que grzciosa es de cuentos lo de hurraca, pero te quedó muy lindo.

  2. LOL naughty bird, guess I should count myself lucky that the magpies in my garden just steel the pegs off the washing

  3. I can't believe that magpie-how rude of it! Such a waste!

    And beautiful suncatcher, I'm sure she'll love it :D