Monday, September 15, 2008

Blue Monday ~my bird house

Sally of Smiling Sally is hosting a Blue Monday event. She has invited anyone who would like to join in to do so! Go on over to her blog and see who is playing today! Today I am re posting a picture and post from last year.

A few years ago I went to a craft fair and found this bird house. I bought it for my garden because I liked the apple on it! Parts of the house are blue too, hence my choice for today!

This is what I wrote last year:
I was out in the back yard with Tim and Mackenzie trying to weed my little garden. While I was weeding I kept hearing swooshing by my head. When I finally stepped away I saw a bird flying back and forth. After the bird left I got a flashlight and looked into the bird house and saw at least two little babies. All day long the bird would fly to the bird house and bring worms! I don't even know what kind of bird it is. I'm awful that way! Tim and I have been watching the birds and they are still alive and, I hope, protected in the home they have.

take care,


Smilingsal said...

Happy Blue Monday!

I wonder how many baby bird have been hatched in that house?

Don't forget to come link in.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
I love you story! Watching the birds is a favorite activity of mine. When I finally retire again (LOL) I'm going to get really serious about it. My sister in law know exactly what to put out to attract which kind of bird. It keeps here really busy!

Grandma Faith said...

How nice you have such a sweet picture of the mother bird who raised her babies in your birdhouse. I enjoy watching birds, too. See you around!

bj said...

My hubby and I just LOVE having pretty birds in our yard.
This is an awesome photo of the mama bird.

Beverly said...

I have a Javablu Award and a Million Dollar Friend Award for you today on my post. Please stop by to pick it up, and know that I really do love your blog.

I love your little bird house and your pictures.

Charli and me said...

I love bird houses and especially the ones in use in the yard. Yours is so pretty.

ellen b said...

Dawn, that is so great that you got the photos of your blue birdhouse with a bird. fabulous.

Debi said...

Ah, such a sweet photo!

judicreations said...

Hi Dawn
That IS a really sweet birdhouse. I'm glad you've shared it again. Don't you scare that mommy bird away though...I'm glad they've found your birdhouse. Love the picture of the mommy.
Have a nice day.

Virginia said...

You took a great picture, it looks like the bird was posing for you. Sweet photo.
Blessings, Virginia

jeanne said...

Dawn, I have had a pretty hard day and am just now visiting my friends. I love your bird house and your baby birds story. It is always a thrill to
see baby birds and the mama bird feeding them. I saw that one of my visitors today bought that whole set of books for $1.00 at a yard sale. Wow, I paid a fortune for them. The are great books and I have never tired of them.

Sorry it took so long to say hello today. I find myself getting around more and it just does me in.

Love, Jeanne

Molly said...

I loved the story--is a chickadee?
I keep binoculars close at hand to watch birds in my yard. Happy Blue Monday!

splummer said...

Your Blue Monday is great!! Love all the birds that visit our place. I haven't caught a Blue Jay this year. They seem to have disappeared for some reason. Take Care!!


Barbara H. said...

What a cute birdhouse! And bird! :-)

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Dawn; What a great shot of the momma bird. How nice it is that a momma bird loved your bird house that much to raise her family. Have a great week.


Elizabeth said...

How cool! Birds never come to my cute birdhouses. :-(

dana said...

I JUST RECEIVED YOUR PRIZE!!! Oh, it is lovely! You are so good! and do you know that I was out of dish detergent and had JUST picked up a new bottle today! I love the bottle you included---because it's your name "Dawn". I'll never look at that brand of detergent without thinking of you now!. Thank you so much.

Those mama birds can certainly guard their babies! We had a cat get too close to a nest one time (bluejays) and two birds were dive bombing that poor feline! I happened to see it taking place--thankfully, because I quickly called the kitty and he came running back into the house for safety!
Get some rest so you can keep up with your little charges tomorrow! Dana

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Great shot of that bird!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a sweet little bird! Wish I could tell you what kind it is, but I don't know.


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

How adorable, you are quite a photographer. Looks almost like the bird posed just for you!

artis1111 said...

Dawn ,I love the bird!. We have several diffrent kinds we watch every year. We put two miorrors out one year and this bird would come and dance in fron of it for the longest time. Even after he found a mate he would come and dance. Happy Blue Monday. Kathy

Darlene said...


What an adorable birdhouse and I just LOVE it when birds actually do use the bird houses...GREAT picture of mama bird!!!

How are your "steps" coming along this week?