I had wanted to participate in "Bling your birdhouse day" on March 27th hosted by Karla's Cottage and Beth Leintz, but I completely missed the boat on that. I guess I was too busy. However, I still want to share these marvelous creations.
When we purchased our house, we inherited three birdhouses. They were all made by the father of the previous owner. He is tremendously talented. There were more scattered around the yard, but the owner couldn't part with them. He also built our back deck, and it is also quite lovely.
Here is Birdie McMansion. Note, I've never seen any birds hanging out around this place, even when there was food around it. I think I remember that some grass may be growing in the front "porch" it's too early yet to tell if we'll see any this year.
Here's Robin's Hood. I'm just making these names up as I go along. Sadly, I've never seen any robins here, but I believe there might be a nasty wasp's nest inside. I'm afraid to find out.
Finally, the Little House in the Big Wood (or Tree). I'm wondering if the birds are a little intimidated by these houses. Maybe they have lower expectations or something. We have a lot of birds around here so far as I can tell at 6:00am on spring and summer mornings (they like to wake us up).
On a completely different note, I have less than one week left in the semester! Woo hoo! I've had such a great time the last while, working in maternity and NICU. It's kind of sad to move on, but I've decided that I want these areas for my final senior focus next fall. After next week, I have finals, then a couple weeks of break, then we come back for spring semester. It will be fun though, because we get to go do rural nursing. Everyone is posted to a hospital in a smaller community and the experiences are apparently quite diverse. I'm sure I'll have lots more nursing adventures to share in the next months, with respect to confidentiality of course.