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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N Is For Nest


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I made a spring wreath for the front door today
and couldn't help but put a little nest in it!


I'm hoping a bird couple comes and makes it a little
home for their eggs!  



I had to smile at memories of my mother-in-law taking
a broom and shooing away birds from her hanging pots
and wreaths!  And here I am begging them to come!
I can almost feel her looking down at me from 
heaven, shaking her head and smiling. :)

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51 comments:

  1. Very charming, Betsy...
    Any bird would be very lucky to take up residence there!!
    I heard the Robins tonight while BBQ'ing...hopefully they will start building soon!!

    Enjoy your evening..
    Cheers!
    linda :o)

    ***first tonight*** take that Pat Hatt!!!

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    1. Pffft to you
      And just because pfft to Gloria too lol

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    2. The robins are the last to shut up at night, aren't they? hahaha....they seem to be the only ones that stay up past dark. :)

      yes, I see pat commenting now... watch out!

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  2. ha, she probably is! Its a lovely idea, I love it and you know other bloggers had birds nest in wreaths so it just may happen, Robins most likely, ha ha, have a good night my friend,

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    1. yes, they can make a nest in your wreath without any help! haha. I'm just speeding up the process!

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  3. At first I thought you were really advertising a place
    Then I thought you were going to say Taylor had a new place to embrace
    Then I got to the pics and all was clear
    See what happens when my mind constantly spins a gear
    But then you've been there
    So are aware haha

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    1. haha...well, very soon Taylor needs to find a place
      before the july wedding race!
      But he's not allowed to camp out by the front door!
      That new spot Lauren would not adore!
      hahahaha!

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    2. hahahaha maybe you can get to work
      And then make a house that would give all a smirk
      Just need a few more branches and twigs for it
      And you have enough string with all the cat hair tied together bit by bit

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  4. I am sure some little birds will visit and nest and take up residence in your very upmarket property which you kindly made for them. Nothing but the best, prestigious area near swimming pool and close to excellent schools and high class local shopping. If the lady bird refuses her courting male then she is very fussy and very hard to please but maybe she is a wren - the poor guys have to build three houses for them and even then she might turn up her nose and give him the slip LOL.

    On a more serious note, thank you very much for your kind comment. I replied on email but not sure whether it is still a valid address. If you haven't received it please write to me on eddiebluelights@gmail.com and I will write the latest on Mrs Bluelights.

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    1. Oh, there's a fine restaurant hanging in a tree just around the side of the house. I'm sure they will love dining there. haha. And yes, those wren ladies are so fickle!

      I did receive your email, Ed. :) I'll reply soon...thanks so much for mailing me and update!

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  5. love nests you know and this are just beatiful!!
    pffttt to you Pat!

    I was making the dinner for twins!

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    1. I'll get a nest there you know, and then I'll complain about the mess they make! haha.

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  6. Beautiful wreath Betsy! The little house wrens would be perfect for that pretty little nest!

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    1. Wouldn't it? I would love that! I'll have to keep everyone posted!

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  7. Such a cute wreath! I hope someone takes you up on it - it's rent free too!

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    1. absolutely...I'm watching with camera in hand! ha.

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  9. I knew, before I saw your N post ... it would be about a (bird) nest! Very nice.

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    1. I can be very predictable sometimes, can't I? ha.

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  10. That's a charming wreath, and the wee nest you've added makes it that much more charming. What bird wouldn't want to make it their home?!

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    1. well, thanks Kern! and thanks for stopping by!

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  11. All I can say is that, if I were a bird, I would be making a beeline for it (if that is not a mixed metaphor!)

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    1. AB approved. I can't ask for much more than that! :)

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  12. Awwwwww really hope some little feathered family moves into that beautiful nest asap! Take care
    x

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    1. wouldn't that be fun!? I hope they do!

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  13. Aww, that would be so cute if you got some avian friends at your door :)

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    1. Wouldn't it? If it happens, I'll be sure to take some pictures!

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  14. I am so loving the nest. And spring. Woohoo.

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    1. it definitely feels like spring here this week! Finally!

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  15. We had a treefrog set up housekeeping one summer in the hanging basket outside our bedroom window. It was so fun to watch him....but he could be noisey at times :) Jan

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    1. oh now that would be lots of fun! I'd love it if that were to happen here!

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  16. All I can say is if the taxes keep going up here in CA then you might get a whole state of birds wanting to move in, no one here will be able to aford bird seed anymore let alone food for our families. Although I am sure that your birds will have already taken up residency there. How could any bird resist such a beautiful nest? Although I was wondering if you will have to put out a "Do not disturb" sign so no one will come to your front door and disturb them. Too bad "O" is not further down the alphabet so you could use "Occupied" as your word.

    God bless.

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  17. Oh what a sweet nest...ABC Wed is "N" this week and I've been taking pictures of my little nest collection. Can't think of a better word than Nest for the Letter N.

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    1. you have a lot of nests to show! That will be a fun post!

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  18. This is adorable Betsy, absolutely love the nest idea haha.

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    1. thanks, matt...it certainly is appropriate for spring at least! ha.

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  19. Love the wreath! 2 years ago we had a family of cardinals build a nest in the wreath on our front door. We stopped using the front door until all the babies flew away so as not to disturb them. But boy, they made a mess on the front door with bird droppings.
    We have an empty robin's nest that we keep in a stand by the fireplace. It was built in the spring flowers at your Grandma's tombstone. We went to change the flowers and there was still a blue robin egg in it. So we left everything alone. Next time we went back it was empty and I wanted to keep the nest. I will have to post a picture of it sometime.
    Hope you get a nice family of birds this spring ♥ PS Thanks for the instructions on how to make a ♥

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    1. Well, this is on our front door, which gets used a lot! That might deter the birds, I know. Now I didn't know the story about the nest and that you have it now! That is just the neatest thing! I love robin nests because they are so big! Thanks for sending the pics, too...they are wonderful. Glad you're making the ♥'s too. ha.

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  20. That little nest completely "makes" the wreath. It is perfect. Now, I wonder if any birdies will nest there. Is it a door that opens and closes frequently? W don't use our front door that often...

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    1. yes, unfortunately, we use that door all the time! It might scare them away, that is true!

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  21. Oh and as you remember, their tombstone has two birds on it. Very sweet : )

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    1. yes, very sweet....I hope someone puts some on mine one day! ha. :)

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  22. This is so fresh and beautiful, Betsy. But... ummmm... am I the only one who has noticed a certain plethora of marauding felines at your abode? Not sure the birdies will feel entirely safe if they move in. Property value up for fur, down for feathers! lol

    Suzanne

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    1. I suppose it's no different than hanging a bird feeder in the tree! haha.

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  23. It's a very pretty wreath! I just can't actually imagine trying to get birds to nest that close . . . what if they go inside and poop all over the door?




    Sonia Lal

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    1. I guess I'll wash the door, then! haha. I have 2 parakeets, so maybe I'm immune.

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  24. Yes, I thought about the similarity to a feeder too... but maybe they are a little higher and "free-er" than a front door? Either way, the wreath and nest are so pretty - I'd move in! Hope you pin it!

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    1. I doubt if height really matters, since the cats walk the roof! ha. Some birds nest in the shrubs very low to the ground. One good thing is that the cats don't hang around the front porch/door. Last year cardinals nested in the rosebush close to there and a snake got their eggs! I think you just have to let nature take it's course. Lots of birds build nests in door wreaths...I just thought it was pretty.

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  25. Hi Betsy .. beautiful idea - I would love to have your energy and creativity!! Cheers Hilary

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