Every morning bright & early my feathered friends begin their bird song and I am reminded -
the birds call
the day begins
and I am alive
Every spring I find myself on my knees doing what I suppose most gardeners at some point do – help a youngster whose outgrown the warmth & security of their nest.
It’s my nature to nurture at least for a little while & if they chose to stay I would absolutely offer up fine residence.
Something along the lines of this charming birdcage that I spotted in Country Living at home in an Ohio farmhouse.
I will gladly listen to their chattering warble, twittering high notes & conversational sounds every day!
Perhaps an assortment of shapes & sizes would be best like this garden variety that my friend Brooke Giannetti found while antiquing up in the bay area.
Belgian decorator Natalie Haegeman shelters her feathered friends in this gorgeous aviary in her Antwerp orangerie!
Well, I have discovered two delightful books that will have you twittering like a modern day ornithologist!
One is ‘Birdsong’ by Madeleine Floyd.
I discovered the book & read a delightful review at the blog Atticus and Finch.
Be sure to visit the website of Madeline Floyd. I promise she’s not your ordinary ornithologist!
No binoculars needed when you take a field trip through The Birding Life:A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield
“In the form of bird-themed art and décor, the beauty of winged creatures informs the “nests” and working spaces of the birders, artists, collectors, and conservationists featured in the more than twenty delightfully written stories in The Birding Life.” Amazon
I discovered this fascinating & gorgeous book over at The Skirted Roundtable where the ladies had a chat with one of the authors, Carol Sheehan. A great interview!