To think that I saw it on Mulberry Street.

Posted: April 17, 2018 in Miscellaneous, Nature
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I love Dr. Suess’ books and his first,”To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street”, is no exception.  The young protagonist of the book dreams about what to tell his father what he saw on his walk, each thought more elaborate than the previous one.  What does he end up telling his father?  You’ll have to read the book to find out.

My last walk in the park wasn’t filled with sightings of any mythical or fantastic creatures.  Birds were the only animals I saw and the woodpecker I spotted was too high for my iPhone to capture clearly.  But I did see a few interesting sights.  The first was this abandoned bird’s nest, a very small one, about the size of my cupped hand.

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What I found in this tree was a bit more unusual.  Who knew these things grew literally on trees?  And to think that I saw it in McDowell Forest Preserve.

(At first I thought this was a lid for a travel mug, but it might be the cover for one part of binoculars or a lens cap of some sort that was dropped and someone put it here after finding it)

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  1. Dan Antion says:

    Great photos, Janet. I love seeing the interesting and odd things we pass in the park as we’re walking. It does make you think.

  2. markd60 says:

    My favorite Dr. Seuss is Go Dog Go! I like the party in the tree. Speaking of trees, Is that a hockey puck growing in your tree picture?

    • Ha! That would be appropriate, as it’s fast and furious Stanley Cup time, but I think it’s a lens cap of some sort that was dropped and someone put it where I saw it when they found it.


  3. Leya says:

    What is in the tree? The nest looks well worn, but that black thing?

  4. Two amazing finds in one walk! Your ‘photo radar’ is working well these days, Janet.

  5. scr4pl80 says:

    Those lens caps can be expensive to replace. I’d appreciate the gesture to save it if I was the one who lost it.

    • I agree, Janet, just as long as someone actually comes back to look for it and sees it there. I know I would. I once walked this path looking for an earring I’d lost. Crazy, I know, but I’ve found things that way before. Had no luck, but one of our daughters got me a beautiful new set that Christmas.


  6. Oh maybe that little nest was a Hummingbird nest!

    Tonight while walking Diva Dog around the block I was pointing out flowers, and birds and naming them to #1 Grandson who walked along with Diva Dog and I and there was a man and his dog walking across the street who must of noticed me pointing and stopping for a look at this and that, and then his gait got slower with him following along looking at the birds and pausing when we did. 🙂

    To think that I saw that on Alex Dr! Pretty neat I think. 🙂

    I love your finds. Elaborate enough for me!

    • It could be a hummingbird nest or maybe a goldfinch’s. There are lots of goldfinch in that park.

      What a good story about your work on Alex Dr.! When they were very little, I used to carry the girls around the house, pointing out and naming things. Hard to believe they were ever that small and that they’re 30 and 28 now!


  7. Su Leslie says:

    Such a long time since I read a Dr Seuss book. The boy-child’s first was ‘One Fish Two Fish’ — which I think we can all still recite from memory. 🙂

    • “This one has a little start. Say what a lot of fish there are.” Yes, I remember that book well. 🙂 Someone gave us a book called “Cars and Trucks and Things that Go”, which our girls loved to much that they wanted to hear it all the time. We finally gave the book to my brother for his children. Hee, hee.


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