Monday, September 7, 2009

Warning ! Spring cleaning is bad for the environment!




Yes you read that right ! I do have proof .


As Spring has sprung I keep hearing about everyone getting a burst of enthusiasm to clean their homes . I don't like to be left out of anything so I began with my front loungeroom window .


I cleaned it so beautifully it shined . Of course I needed (praise) to show my family so before school this morning I sat the children down for the grand reveal . As you may have gathered if you read my blog , I am a real pain in the neck to my kids , I know I see all their eye rolling !


Anyway with lots of fanfare, a bit of a flourish and a bit of a ta da I whipped the curtains back ....


CRASH !!! Just as I pulled back the curtains one of our beautiful Australian native birds came smacking into the window ! The poor thing bounced back into the tree outside and before I had a chance to check if it left dirt on my clean glass my son had jumped out the window to rescue it .


It was fine and flew off happily not long after .(probably smirking cause it stole my thunder)






So that's it then , no more cleaning for me . Maybe I should just stick to craft !

32 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Hee...heee...Yep see good cause for no more cleaning!
I giggled though at the image of the Grand reval and then "doof" !
Silly Rosella

Julie said...

Oh no!!!!@ Poor birdy, I'm sniggering though. Don't let that discourage you, maybe get onto something less of a hazard, clean out some drawers.

Jeanette said...

Lol. But i d agree with no more cleaning & more craft. :) Hugs.

Barb said...

Funny...Crafts it is!!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

No more cleaning, stick to crafting. I think you will get the hands up on that one!

Catherine said...

My Mum had the same problem at her house so she never cleans her front window anymore, you can't have poor little birds injuring themselves. Cleaning is just not worth it!(lol)

retdairyqueen said...

Totally agree No more cleaning for me either

Beena said...

I hear that stickers on the nice, shiny window can sometimes help those birdies from crashing. But if you don't want to clean the windows, that's okay, too!

It's not spring here, but I've been bit by a cleaning bug. The clutter got so bad I couldn't get any work done!

Mary said...

Oh no - poor bird! That's exactly why I never wash my windows! :O)

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. It's nice to meet you.

Tammy James said...

Last time a bird crashed into my window it fell to the ground stunned then I spied the neighbourhood cat coming for it, so it was a stand off between the cat and I seeing who was going to have the poor bird. I got him and rescued him that time, but gee the cat was not backing down.

Kitty said...

Well let that be a lesson to you young lady. That's a message from the Universe telling you that you're not meant to have clean windows. It's a danger to birdlife. (Beautiful bird by the way - we have nothing so colourful in our garden!) x

Mistea said...

I'm with you, no point cleaning if it is a hazard to the environment. Hope your enjoyed looking out your clean window and more importantly got some work done in your craft room. Thanks for the Giggle.

Rebecca said...

Oh Clare there is a reason why dirt sticks to windows and this is it. I have had this happen so many time and the worst was when the bird slide down the window, it was just like in a cartoon at the time.
Big Hugs
Bec

Clare said...

It did make me laugh, although I felt sorry for the bird. Just goes to show, window cleaning is bad for the wildlife! Glad I don't need to clean my windows now.... heeheeheehee

Pam said...

I agree wholeheartedly Clare. Why would anyone clean when they can craft! Especially with that risk to the wildlife. :))

Robyn said...

Wow, that's incredible timing!!
Oh poor birdie and I agree...no Spring cleaning and I think I should support you in your endeavour to save our wildlife :D

Is it a Lorikeet or a Rosella? ..or something else? So pretty!

Cybele's patch said...

Having already reduced my cleaning activities to an absolute minimum this is the last straw to give it up at all.

Rumi said...

Poor little dear! That has happened to me also and I thought someone had thrown a ball or something. Amazing that the window did not break!
Well, another great reason not to spring clean LOL!

Joy said...

Thanks Clare ... now I've got an excuse - housework is clearly dangerous to wildlife LOL (poor little thing, glad he's ok)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Nikki Cardigan said...

That is a very clear sign to stop cleaning your windows... a sign, a message from nature. You must listen.

STOP CLEANING!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Clare,
Oh, I was wondering why you started with the beautiful bird photo when your header was Spring Cleaning. I'm so glad the bird was ok.
Hm, good excuse to go back into your studio!
Hugs,
Anna

Nic said...

I would definitely keep cleaning to a minimum, while keeping crafting to a maximum.
Nice to meet someone from my neck of the woods. Although i am in Melbourne now i will always be a Wagga girl(and my Dad is a Tumba boy)

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my, so glad you saved it. Probably stunned a little poor little thing.

i cant sew said...

oh i will send claudia right round to smudge your clean windows with whatever it is she keeps puttin on my back sliding door!! that way i will be saving your birds :)

Carin said...

Glad the bird is okay. I think I need to print this out so I have and excuse ;)

Simone de Klerk said...

Loved to read this. Now I don't have to feel so bad when the sun is shining and I look through my windows. LOL

Christy said...

Oh poor birdie but I'm glad it's ok! I just postd a pic of my Frances Frog on my blog!

Kate said...

Great story! I love that you assembled your family for the big reveal. My windows are embarrasingly dirty but the birds still think they can fly through them!

Mookah said...

I've been waiting about 6 weeks now til the weather fined up before cleaning my windows, should I steer clear?

I do LOVE crystal clear windows though....especially when you look out on native trees and birds like I do.

Kylie said...

LOL - it was too clean for it - that is a cracker - good luck with the crafting then:)

Denise said...

That's it! I will never clean my windows that well ever again. I'd hate to hurt nature. I will therefore explain to my husband your experience so he will understand. LOL

Dogwood said...

That bird is absolutley beautiful. Our windows have stayed very dirty all summer. Just never made it to the top of the "to do" list. Dogwood