Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nature's Art

We enjoy watching the birds in the winter time. I have feeders placed throughout the yard with a variety of different types of seeds, nuts and berries. At Christmas I received a couple new feeders for the birds. So I set about to find places to hang them in the garden.

I used a large easel that I found at an auction and a wooden picture frame to create a space to hang the barn feeder. The easel was placed in an area of the garden that is close to a hemlock tree so the birds would have some cover. I consider the birds and other little critters in my garden as  part of nature's art so to have them framed seems somewhat appropriate!

The birds aren't the only ones who love the  feeders! I caught this little guy helping himself to a snack.

Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal perched in the hemlock tree.

The top of the easel has become a popular spot for the birds to perch while waiting their turn at the feeder.

I loved this gift my husband got me for Christmas.....two new feeders, four different types of bird seed and  Birds & Bloom magazine! I must say that the birds are loving it too! :-) 

I hung another bird feeder from the hook of the old potato plow that's in one of my gardens.

After placing the feeders, it takes a little while for the birds to find them. When they do, the news travels fast!

I used this small metal bird bath to hold seeds, nuts & berries for the birds.

The cardinals bright color really stands out against snowy backgrounds.

This sweet little bird was enjoying the snow covered buffet.

The squirrels are like little acrobats, climbing and hanging from branches to reach the feeders.

This Blue Jay and Woodpecker helped themselves to the discarded walnut pieces that the squirrels left at the base of the tree.

The birds loved the seed Valentine I left for them! Watching the birds is a pastime that makes being snowed in a little more bearable.


  1. I agree! Love my birds! Love your pictures!

    1. Thanks, Anne! Love my birds too! Nature provides such beautiful creatures to entertain us, if only we take the time to enjoy them! ~ Judy

  2. Hi, found you on HomeTalk. Love your shed and the pictures of the birds enjoying their feasts! I'm now following you A would love for you to visit me at
    Looking forward to seeing more of your pretty garden!

    1. Thank you, Cecilia! I look forward to visiting your blog ~ Judy