Christmas is for the Birds!
The above tree was outside of the Peirce-Dupont home on the Longwood Gardens property last year. The entire tree was decorated with our feathered friends in mind:
- coconut shells – halved with three small holes drilled near the top and strung with rafia. Each shell is filled with bird seed.
- grasses – tied together with–guess what–grass! Some birds love the seeds from fronds.
- seed pods – many types of seed pods are tied together to make the wonderful shapes seen above.
- pine cones with peanut butter
- fruit – slices of fruit hung with fishing wire
This autumn before you decide to dead-head (and you shouldn’t really because the birds will be angry), collect some of the seed pods and make ornaments for an enjoyable weekend project!
Daily Gratitude: still harvesting peppers from my garden!
Quote of the Day for YOU: I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. ~Henry David Thoreau
Give: Make some changes in the way you give during the holidays by giving to a charity. http://www.redefinechristmas.org/
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