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
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?