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.