Welcome to the 48th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage!
Are you ready to do some traveling? Great; 'cause time never stands still!
One of the greatest joys I experience every single day, living where I do, is the ability to revel in the wonders of nature—up close and personal!
A CARDINAL NEST AMONG THE BLACKBERRY BRAMBLES BEHIND THE CHICKEN COOP
I've always been an avid birdwatcher, but spending my days tending to our quaint little farmstead and encountering these lovely creatures in their natural habitats has given me an even deeper appreciation for the intricate details of their lives.
THE BEAUTIFUL, BUT MESSY NEST OF AN EASTERN PHOEBE, PERCHED JUST BELOW THE ROOFLINE OF A GABLE OF OUR COTTAGE
It is so interesting to note the locations chosen, as well as, the shapes and varied materials used in the construction of the nests created by each type of bird.
NEST OF AN UNIDENTIFIED BIRD, TUCKED HIGH ATOP THE RAFTERS OF ONE OF THE BARNS
After living here almost six years, the Yankee and I have observed that these winged wonders will set up housekeeping almost anywhere.
And the sweet, petite Carolina Wrens are the most notorious for this.
A CAROLINA WREN NEST IN A BIRD FEEDER...
AND ONE BETWEEN TWO VINTAGE ENAMEL PANS ON THE POTTING BENCH...
AND ONE BENEATH AN OLD SINK BEHIND THE BARN...
No doubt, that old cast-iron sink made a very good incubator. ; )
AND ANOTHER CAROLINA WREN NEST BUILT IN THE BACK OF A SMALL REFRIGERATOR, LOCATED IN ONE OF THE OUTBUILDINGS
During nesting season, anything remaining stationary for even a few days, becomes fair game for one of our feathered friends to homestead.
For example, this box of castoffs was placed on the front porch to donate to the local thrift store during my next trip in town. But within a few short days...
it had become a cozy little birdie cottage. So there it remained for weeks, atop a table on the porch.
I just didn't have the heart to evict the tweet little family living there.
The joys these melodious marvels bring to us here at the Brambleberry Cottage are well worth any minor inconveniences associated with discovering nests in unexpected places.
Linking to Susan's for Outdoor Wednesday, Mary's for Share the Love Wednesday, Suzanne's for Vintage Thingie Thursday, Tracie's for Cottage Flora Thursdays, Meg's for Everything But the Kitchen Sink, Debra's for Vintage Inspiration Friday, and Cindy's for Show and Tell Friday.
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