hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birds Arrive for Spring

Living so near the beach, there is a lot of driftwood around up here.  I think it's illegal to remove it from the beach because it presumably belongs to whoever owns the beach, but there's surely enough for everyone and most everyone has some of it around in his/her yard.  I myself have used it to make driftwood gates that sit here and there about the property.  They are gates, without sides/connecting fences, so they don't operate to shut anything in or out.  They just stand as lovely sculptures, sort of, or at least as a place to hang little mirrors or other things that sparkle and shine in the sun.

Most of them are back in the property, where you wouldn't see them from the road, but there is one right on the street near the front of the house.  It has a painted parrot and a little driftwood frame studded with beach glass hanging from it.  And it stands in wild ground, with lots of trees above it and oregon grape below it.

Yesterday, I was walking by it and noticed that the driftwood frame was askew.  And when I walked right up to it, I saw that there were two tiny little white birds affixed to the gate: one in the frame and one on the gate itself.  Never saw those little white birds before.  I guess someone walking by thought that was their home.  So, thank you, whomever you are!

1 comment:

MiepRowan said...

What a lovely thing to do.