Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Natural . History

My birthday was this past Monday, and while I was having dinner out with my parents, they gifted me with the most lovely, unique present: An Ostrich Egg!!!




It's an unfertilized egg (so no baby ostriches died, which was my first question) from a curator at the local zoo. I positively love it! It's now sitting happily in it's container on our living room bookshelf with all sorts of other natural curiosities, like coral and rose quartz.

12 comments:

...love Maegan said...

love it ...and the photos of it. gorgeous!

ravanna said...

I dont like it.

briannelee said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

Awww, what a unique gift!!!!

Linz said...

wow. no way. your parents are AWESOME. i love how you placed the ostrich egg inside the lantern with a bit o' moss to keep it warm!

The Eternal Intern said...

What a wonderful way to present the egg! Absolutely beautiful! Really, the moss and the lantern are a fabulous way to present it!! And what a uniquely magnificient birthday gift! You've got amazing parents!!!
Love it!
Flora xoxo

elsiee said...

isn't is awesome when your parents just "get you"!

Ritzee Rebel said...

Wow, that's really nice! I think my aunt has an ostrich egg like that somewhere, I've never seen it though.

Take a look at my blog, there's something for you there on my newest post! :)

Teresa @ good-grace said...

o. m. G!
I LOVE it! and the moss that is cradling it. BeaUtiful!!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

btw, happy belated birthday!! (Your parents did a magnificent job!)

saira said...

That's the coolest present ever, and so unusual. Love it. x

Joanna Goddard said...

how gorgeous!!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow, what a unique find. It's just beautiful!