Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birds and bird houses

This morning I awoke to a bird singing outside the bedroom window. He was singing to his hearts content, loud and clear, and a beautiful song.

What a perfect way to wake up and start the day.

A few days ago I asked hubby to make a bird house for me, and of course you know he'll make anything I ask him to make. So this one came out of the shop yesterday. I painted it in a wash of blue and added a tiny grapevine wreath around the door.

It has a cedar shake roof and is made from yellow pine. Sturdy little house.
It should make the birds happy.

My hubby gets very creative in his shop. He's made a blue jay house, a little red hen house, and a cardinal bird house.

Birds are always welcome at here at Mourning Dove Cottage.

If I were a bird, I'd sing a song,
and fly about the whole day long,
and when the night comes, go to rest,
up in my cozy little nest.
~Jackie Silberg

Enjoy the birds today.


Rhondi said...

The birdhouses area great especially the ones that look like birds. You are lucky to have such a talented husband.

Cherrie said...

I love your bird houses!

Protege said...

Beautiful bird houses.;) they are so lovely crafted and I am sure the birds will love their new homes.;))

Donna said...

What Great little houses for the birds!
And nothing like listening to a bird's song!
Happy day to you Donna!

Jenny said...

What lovely homes for birdies! Between you and your hubby ... the creativity seems endless!!! The blue-washed home is so welcoming and I just love the ones representing each of the birds.

My children just built bluebird houses and we can hardly wait until all the snow melts to go out into the yard and post them!


Happy@Home said...

Love all of these sweet birdhouses.
The birdsong has been putting a smile on my face. Spring can't be too far off.

~Sheila~ said...

I adore the new bird house. And wherever did you find the tiny wreath?
If I was a birdy I know where I would be headed right now!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful birdhouses! I love each and every one. We just put up a bluebird house and feeder the other day and have some bluebirds already checking it out.

Sherri said...

I love the new birdhouse! Your husband is definitely talented!

Mimi Sue said...

I love birdhouses too. Yours are so cute. Love the wreath. Mimi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love them ALL! SO cute!


Sheila :-)

Angie said...

You're so lucky to have a hubby that can make things! :) The birdhouses are adorable, and I love the wreath on the 'new' one. :)

Beverly said...

Donna, you and your husband create the most wonderful things. I love your new birdhouse, and I imagine it will soon have new inhabitants.

I am just back to work this week. It had been quite a while since I felt like visiting anyone, and I missed everyone.

Wildflower Cabin said...

Good Morning! I agree completely with you, that waking up to a bird song is the most wonderful way to start a day! How can one not smile? Your birdhouse is adorable! I'm sure you will have some happy renters in there before long. The birds are just as cute as they can be! What a talented hubby you have and how blessed you are that he makes these wonderful things for you! :o) Have a great day and thank you for coming by for a visit to my blog!

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, I especially love the birdhouse with the grapevine wreath aroun the front...just wonderful.


Abby Creek Art said...

That is THE sweetest birdhouse. I just love it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

THye are all adorable bird houses! How I look forward to Spring this year!

Sue said...

I love birdhouses and you are so lucky that your husband makes you all sorts of cool things....your "abstract" art on your drawing board is pretty neat too...