Weekend Review

Sunday, April 26, 2009 |


This is the finished product of our weekend. The mulch is down, new areas of the yard are in the process of being developed, and I even found time for a quick trip to the gardening center to pick up a few of my favorite herbs.
I added a fresh coat of black paint to my "find" (thought of you Lisa while I was spraying away) and they are ready for their new home in my herb garden. While roaming our front beds, I found this nest. Over spring break I saw a very busy bird working hard to build a home for her babies. She flew back and forth with goodies she found and created this ~ I'm amazed at the details and workmanship of this nest. I guess I never put much thought into the construction of a nest. How do they know to create a rounded opening that gradually gets smaller towards the bottom with sides that fit so well between branches with a support system? I must admit that I was very impressed as I took in all the details of this little home ~ perhaps the heat from our 86 degree day is getting to me and I'm slightly dehydrated or even delirious!
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10 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

How gorgeous...lots of hard work has paid off. The nests? I agree, they are a work of art. Those little birdies know how to build a home!

Joanna said...

Oh, I think I'll try some herbs! I've just started getting a green thumb. I never knew gardening was so rewarding. That nest is very cool; we have a family of birds in our front yard tree. I can't quite see the nest but I can see (and HEAR!) the momma.

Carolina Mama said...

How lovely! Your garden looks so Carolina. :) Your son will be proud! :) And that Talbots 'steal' rocks! Love the lattice. Show and tell ;) once you set up... :)

Lisa said...

My goodness you were a busy girl this weekend and even had time to do a fancy post! Very, very pretty!
Yes...please do put those topiary beauties out in the garden this evening. If they are missing in the morning you will know that i was in the neighborhood!
I hope you will sit on your patio this evening with a good glass of wine & enjoy the view!
Lisa

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks beautiful!! It was a hot weekend here too.....what happened to Spring? We went straight to summer!

Lisa

Felicia said...

Everything looks wonderful...I'm way behind on my gardening!!

CarolinaGirl said...

Just beautiful!

francesmileski said...

fab photos! That 50mm lens is really working well for you!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How lovely! I'm loving the black paint on those -- they're stunning!

EntertainingMom said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your part of the state is GORGEOUS! I am envious of all your shopping finds the other day. Love your blog; I'll be stopping by more often!

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