This post is starting to give me nightmares. Have you ever started to work on a post or a project and it zigged when you thought it should zag? I started off with the Bluebird of happiness a few pictures maybe a little song and a stray rainbow thrown in just for luck. It’s turned out to be bit of a can of worms. I should just tell you what’s in the middle of my bluebird trail just to get it out and over with because I can’t decide about how to talk about it . I’m the kind of person that I like to know, I don’t like secrets they drive me crazy or surprises for that matter. So I’ll just tell you now! The eighth bird house we put up Navar points to the road and says “See how the road up there goes from smooth to rough?” I’m think yeah, So….. He says look to the right. I turn and look, ” WHAT!” What is this doing on my happy-go-lucky bluebird trail? It was drum roll please…….still haven’t guessed huh? It was or is a missile silo right there smack dab on the trail that I had just named Starla’s Lane. I felt like pulling up the bird boxes and finding another road, but I realized how ironic. We had permission from two land owners to put the boxes up, the first person the lady who is the chairman of the school board. I thought of all the houses we choose to knock on her door, to me that seemed odd. The second property turned out to be a student of Navar’s we talked to his father he gave us permission, ” yeah, put them up any where” and gave a broad wave of his arm. The eighth box Navar pulled the car over directly in front of the missile silo, and said “How about here?” I’m thinking sure why not. I could see the camera and as I turned my back, I could feel the heat of someone watching us. Watching Navar bang the nail into the post to hang the blue bird box on. I thought how strange this is. Bluebirds are known to represent Peace and Happiness. Now each time I check the bluebird boxes I will have to drive right by the missile silo. It’s opened a lot of questions for me that make me toss and turn, but I thought I would just tell you what it was that was in the middle of our happy-go-lucky trail. Strange days indeed! I will still be putting up photos it just may be a few days, as I’ve been not sure what to say about the whole thing. Do I leave the rainbow and the Happy bluebird song and the poem by Henry David Thoreau Oh dear…. so there you have it. I will probably be throwing in a few more stories about missile silo’s from time to time. How did a post about bluebirds turn into a post about Minuteman missiles? I recommend both links below one you can see what a Minuteman missile looks like and read some history and the second link you can see a bluebird nest and eggs. Strange combination blue birds and Minuteman missile silos.
(The bluebird photo is from Zemanta)
- Touring a Minuteman Missile Silo (jasonstravelsdotcom.wordpress.com)
- WOW! EARLY BLUEBIRD EGG on MARCH 8, 2012! (woolwinehousebluebirdtrail.com)