Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Simply Summer - A Birdhouse for My Soul

This is my last Simply Summer post for the year - mainly because today is the last Wednesday summer of the year. (Want to suggest a name for my Fall Wednesday posts?  Please comment!)

So, it is a wonderful day to talk about....


I have never seen a bluebird on my small lot just outside Johnson City, New York. That doesn't mean they aren't there.  A birder, I am not!  But we have a lot of trees in the area around our house, and I've been playing with the idea of attracting birds for a long time.  I don't want to feed the birds - I don't want the day in/day out responsibility of feeding squirrels birds. 

So when this giveaway for a handmade Bluebird House came along, I couldn't resist.  This bluebird house is handcrafted by Michael's Woodcraft.  in Greenville, South Carolina. (I've never been there - Asheville, NC keeps distracting me.)  He loves woodworking, and he loves birds.  And flowers.  Like me, except I tried my hand at woodworking once (in 11th grade) and was lucky to escape with both hands intact.  As I've mentioned before, I am not good at working with my hands.
The bluebird, besides being - well, blue (my favorite color) is also one of the best friends a gardener can have.  They eat insects.  Lots of insects.  And I hope they will especially enjoy the bushels of gnats that we get here every year.

And, guess what, dear readers?

I Won the Bluebird House! And not only that, it's even painted blue.  Just for me.

Back in my teenaged days, I would have said "how cool is that?"

Here's a picture of the house Michael will be sending me.  Spouse and I have been discussing the best place to put it.  That post seems like a great idea - and I could mount a hanging basket on it.

I'll let you know when I receive it.

Finally, in honor of the end of summer, a song.  I was going to do a post on "Summer Songs" before I got word that I won the birdhouse.  So in honor of this event, I present this song, which isn't actually about a birdhouse, but, rather, a nightlight shaped like a blue canary.  (I'm not making this up.)

So, for the first time in my life, I will have the job of being a landlord.  It looks like the House Sparrow will be my #1 enemy.  I hope I am up to the challenge. 

If we fail, I have a good friend who lives in the country. And she has friends.

Somehow, this bluebird house is going to be used.

Have you ever had a bird house?


  1. I love blue! and bluebirds! and birdhouses! How cool is that? :)

    Fall Fellowship, Fantastic/Fab Fall, Friendly Fall, or something Autumn...

  2. Yes, I have birdhouses but not blue bird ones. Yours looks really cute!


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