Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Wonders - M

M is for Manufactured - literally, made by hand.  OK, OK, I know I'm reaching here but I really wanted to share this beautiful little birdhouse.

Made by Anne's brother, it just arrived in the mail a couple of days ago.  We decided to install it right away because we read that chickadees will roost in a birdhouse over the winter. 

It is so wonderful to look at - and touch.  The pine boards are smooth and straight.  It has a very nice metal roof which will keep the rain out.  The perch is a piece of tamarack and is definitely eye candy for us humans.  I don't know if it adds to the real estate value for a bird.

There is also history in the decoration.  These are RAF wings from their father's WW2 uniform.  Maybe they will be an added inspiration to the chickadees?

There is one bird who will not be using this house...our flightless jaybird.  Made from unpeeled birch branches, he sits forever on his kiester.  I think his big feet - and small wings - keep him grounded.

Oh, that white stuff is our wee skiff of snow.  More like a heavy frost.  I think the house is here in the nick of time to keep the birds warm and dry.


Paws on the Run said...

Very cool! I love the perch. And the jay is awesome!

Rose said...

The perch is amazing! Love it.

Mimi said...

It's just wonderful!
The perch is cool, I hope those birds use it.
And the thought and sentimentality that went into making it is really special.
It will become a family heirloom, and I just love those.
I love your reference to birdie real estate!

Di said...

Looks like a nice comfy home! Merry Christmas to you, all the best for the New Year.

Joanna said...

What a beautiful creation. I'm sure the birds will love it.


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