Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A New House!

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 yardI 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.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will leave a comment to let me know you visit.
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Susie said...

Oh this is all so beautiful from bird on the stoop to little girl in the garden, it is all perfect and I want to be there!

Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love your new birdhouse and your husband did a great job with the fountain, love the bunnies too. All in all a very pretty yard!


Fishtail Cottage said...

Really cute! loving your new bird house! very very sweet! xoox, tracie

Miss Char said...

Beautiful new digs for the birds, Mr. Hubby did well in his choice. Your yard looks so inviting and being a lover of bunnies I'm enjoying looking at your collection Beverly.

Olive Cooper said...

Your garden is quite beautiful. The new birdhouse is large and in charge and the copper roof is awesome. We love birds here too but fight off squirrels all the time and deer. Thanks bunches for visiting me. hugs♥olive

Kristens Creations said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my dining room table arrangement! Your garden looks so pretty with the new birdhouse and I love the fountain! Your hubby did good...I too am a bird lover. I think we are attracting more since we planted trees in the backyard. I also love humming birds...they are just adorable! Kristen

Lady Chris said...

I love your new bird house....where was it purchased. I've been looking for one like it but haven't found any yet.


Bloggymom said...

Love your birdhouse.... and your garden.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous gardens,and love the birdhouse. Have fun iwth your chalk paint..the colors are all so great!

Ever - The red house by the lake said...

Lovely garden!

I soo agree with you about the perennials, they are really nothing the first two years and then suddenly - bom! - straight over the place.

I just posted some pictures from my own garden. It's not nearly as neat and lovely as yours, but I found some inspiration in this post. Would love a fountain like that.

Kathy said...

Marvelous birdhouse! The birdbath is wonderful - you've created a welcoming environment for the birds! I love watching them and hearing their songs! You're right about the perennials - they take time to fill in - I was told the three years go like this - slow, grow, show!
It is fun to move things around to watch the garden transform - Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

WONDERFUL birdhouse and fits in so nicely with ALL your other lovely things! Your yard is gorgeous!

stefanie said...

oh, I love that birdhouse!!!! gorgeous

lvroftiques said...

I love your garden! And yes that new birdhouse is a beau-tay!! I'm also so happy to be hearing the sounds of birds again...even if it is in the rain. I must have a bumper crop of worms in my backyard because it's a birdie hotel back there! *winks* Vanna

Shelia said...

Your birdhouse is so nice with that copper top! Your entire garden is just so beautiful! Love your little bunnies scattered all around. I have one like your black one but it's just cement colored!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) said...

Your yard is just gorgeous and I'm in love with all your birdhouses. Thanks for visiting our blog yesterday - it's great to connect with you.

Have a lovely weekend :O)

Cozy Home Scenes said...

You must get a lot of beautiful wildlife at your house with the fountain and birdhouse. It's funny that our neighbor had several birdhouses in his backyard, trying to get bluebirds to come. He's been unsuccessful, but as he has tried to get them, they come to our yard instead.

First, we had a large, quiet backyard. His is small and not so quiet. Plus, we have 2 birdbaths and in the summer we put out birdseed. I guess we make it more inviting for the birds to come.

I'm sure with the new home, you'll see a lot of new birds this year!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Beverly! Your yard is beautiful and I love your Mother's Day gift. The bird houses and rabbits are adorable. I hope you have a great Mother's Day and thanks for joining my party.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Beverly,
Your new birdhouse, fountain, flower beds, and bunnies make your yard so welcoming and interesting. Love your Adirondack chairs, too, even with the bird poop!

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Beverly-
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. :) Your flowers and yard look so pretty. Happy that you got the birdhouse for Mothers Day. My mom was a bird watcher. She passed away recently and we plan to scatter her ashes at a bird sanctuary. Your post made me think of her a lot. Thanks for that and I hope many birds come and visit your beautiful yard.

My best- Diane

Babs said...

Beverly, I LOVE your bird house!! I've been wanting a dove cote for a long time.. my husband keeps saying he'll make one for me, but one hasn't appeared yet. lol.
Your garden is so pretty. Your bunnies and little girl are cute additions and make it so personal.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's just darling~ I love that birdhouse! The copper roof is perfect! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Poppy said...

Beautiful post! I love your yard...and the fountain and birdhouses are looking so gorgeous in your yard... so sweet of your hubby for those wonderful gifts. I love clematis and yours are looking so lovely! Thanks for stopping by and following me and for your sweet comment. Enjoy your outdoor space. Its a beauty!I'm happily following you now. Hugs!~Poppy

Denise said...

I saw you on Creative Bloggers Party. I'm your newest public follower. I love your garden, the birdhouse and the fountain. It is just beautiful. I would appreciate you following back I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.