This little guy is one of the many birds that frequent my yard these days. I love birds, don't you? The mixture of flowers and the water in my yard have attracted so many birds this spring. The birds love my fountain.. Hubby bought it for me for my last birthday. I totally love it. You should see the baths that take place in
it... It is the birdie spa of the neighborhood.
If you follow my blog you know I have had my hopes on a new bird house. Well, Hubby was sweet this year and bought me one for Mother's Day. No he is not one of those guys that just goes out and buys things I mention... I tell him what I want and ask him to take a ride with me to pick it up.. I think he thinks it is easier than figuring things out on his own. However, he did go pick out the birdbath and buy it on his own.. I think he did a great job. I am so excited to have this new bird house. I have wanted one with a cooper roof for years.
Isn't it a beauty?
He put it up in my new garden I just planted this spring. It looks a little sparse in this garden for now. I have learned that if I plant it to look full when I establish it, I will soon need to thin it out. I have spent hours moving plants this year. So I took it easy on this garden. The first year perennials don't do much at all, the second year they do a little, but the third year they go crazy! You need to be patient with perennials but it is so worth it not to have to plant everything new every year.
I'll bet the new housing unit is what the big fight with the blue jays was all about yesterday.. just kidding.
Of course I had to add a bunny at the bottom, you know I have a thing for bunnies.. I now have 4 in my yard.
This little flag is on the side of the entrance to the back yard. I think the birds think it is a welcome sign for them!
This birdcage is placed to the right of the bench.
So now all the birds feel more than welcome.. although I think they steer clear of the birdcage..
kind of like a birdie jail.
This little bird house has been in the front yard for years.. Hubby rebuilt it last year because the wood was rotting. Notice the top? Yeah.. I will get to that.
This bunny, the pinks and clematis are below the birdhouse. It is a new clematis.. I killed a gorgeous established one 2 years ago with weed killer.. by accident. Yuck!
Speaking of clematis.. this one has flowers the size of a plate! It is growing on the side of my screened in
porch. it was so heavy it feel off. Hubs got me a new trellis and we placed in back. Isn't it pretty?
Anyway I do love birds.. Every morning I get to hear them sing to me. There is a downside to birds...
See that spot on the chair arm? Yep it is not a spot on the lens..
take a look at this light fixture.. remember the birdhouse roof?
and they love my car.. honestly everyday it has been a mess. But all in all it is worth it.
As long as they keep singing and looking pretty, I will deal with the mess.
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