This week's featured blogger is Lily of Tulip's Talking, Tulip's Treasure Box, and Mocking Bird Lane, her newest venture.
Mocking Bird: Its scientific name, Mimuspolyglottos, means "many-tongued mimic," and the Indians called it Cencontlatolly, which means "four hundred tongues." Although the Indian name may exaggerate the bird's talents, the mocker not only has a beautiful song of its own, but also can imitate the songs of dozens of other birds.
The bird actually sings at great lengths in musical phrases that are pure mockingbird song. As the bird sings, it repeats each phrase three to six times, and it can change its tune as often as eighty-seven times in seven minutes. This repetition and the sudden changes of song help distinguish the mockingbird's sounds from those of other birds.
A fantastic jewelry artisan, avid up-cycler, and faithful blogger, Lily offers something for everyone. Visit Tulip's Treasure Box to find elegant special-occasion jewelry and Mocking Bird Lane for vintage and eco-friendly pieces.