I've been doing a lot of cleaning up in the yard, cleaning out the shrubbery and getting things ready to take to my space at the shop. I've had this bird house for a couple of years. I brought it home to place a cross bar in the top so that I could hang it. To do that I had to unscrew the metal top. Needless to say, I never got around to it and just left it in the little side yard with the top on and the screws out. Looked fine all this time. Saturday I pulled it out and decided to put the screws back in and take it back to the shop the way it is.
I knew I had to lift off the top and carry it from the perches to get it back in the garage to finish the job. When I lifted off the roof, this is what I found. A little bird had managed to go up under the eaves and build a nest. Not just any nest, but an exquisite delicate perfect little nest! This is unlike any other nest we have had in our garden and what a pleasant surprise to find it still intact and perfect as nature made it. I was so gleeful to find this, I gently removed it and right now it is being stored in a sideways pot, waiting for it's permanent home somewhere in a very special place.
Here are some of my other nests I have collected. I purchased this one from Julie O'Keefe's Home and Garden. I love the little spotted eggs.
This is one of my favorite nests because it is rather large. I stuck one of my moss bunny stakes in it and filled it with white roses. My little mother goose is keeping a watchful eye.
I redid my terrarium in a more neutral color tone and added three nests to it, a couple of birds and some pretty green moss balls. I love the natural color scheme. Very peaceful and relaxing.
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Boogie Board Cottage
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