Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Neighbors Share the Joys of Being a Birdhouse Owner

Walking up the street in my neighborhood, I noticed that so many of my neighbors were enjoying their yards, patios, and gardens. "Must be spring," I thought with a smile. Then I noticed how quiet it was, only the sound of chirping in the air. It was peaceful, serene even. I immediately felt harmonious with nature. Being the nosey Nancy I am, I had to wonder into a neighbors garden to ask her why her house seemed so much closer to nature than mine. She pointed to her new birdhouse by the fountain, telling me her son gave it to her for Valentine's Day. Aha, now I see.

As I ventured back to my house I noticed lovely decorative birdhouses and hummingbird feeders along the lines of trees that separate homes, as well as some hanging from hooks near flower beds and in ground ponds. No wonder they have all the birds flocking to their houses, they are like a Bed and Breakfast for feather wearers! "I've got to get in on this," I said to myself. As soon as I got back home I went online and started shopping for birdhouses that would fit my budget and work well with my garden space. It didn't take long before I stumbled upon Yard Envy's site and found an enormous selection of birdhouses, both decorative and traditional that I loved.

Classic Chapel Bird HouseClassic Chapel Birdhouse

I am proud to say that this beauty is now in my front yard, calling out to flyers by! It's been amazing at the number of birds that have visited and sought out shelter from the rain in this cozy chapel of mine. It makes me want to grab a couple more, you know, in case of 40 day storm or something!

I did stumble onto a page of glass hummingbird feeders while I was deciding (for hours) between my chapel birdhouse and an adorable yellow cottage I found. The hummingbird feeders not only caught my eye, but had my boyfriend's interest as well. He said "hey, wouldn't that look good on the patio?" You've got to love a man who unknowingly gives you permission to shop. So I found two glass hummingbird feeders, so I wouldn't have to beat myself up in decision making again, and in a couple of days there was one on my patio and one in my walkway garden. Know I've got birds of all shapes and sizes flocking around and chirping on my side of the cul de sac! Finally, peace and nature come to me, and I gave my guest something to comment on when they visit.

Glass Hummingbird Feeder StakesGlass Hummingbird Feeder Stakes

Bouquet Lunch Pail Glass Hummingbird FeederBouquet Lunch Pail Glass Hummingbird Feeder

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