Sunday, May 27, 2007

MY PAPA'S BIRD HOUSE

My papa loved birds, he loved to feed the birds and watch them. Sometimes in the dead of winter with the ground covered in snow and the trees bare, I'd look out the window into his old apple tree and it looked like it was full of big red apples but it would be redbirds. And the snow just made them look prettier. After he was gone I found this bird house he had made, and I took it home with me. It's hanging on my cabin until I find the perfect place for it. I thought it was precious.

18 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

What a neat and different birdhouse. I'll have to show Mickey when he gets up cause he loves his birds and we have lots of bird houses and bird feeders around our place.
:o) Susan

"Early Bird" said...

this reminded my of my late FIL...he would string out some gourds every summer for the birds
:)

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Very interesting bird house. Isn't it something when we come across things that our loved ones use to have or made. It makes everything that much more sweeter. YOu have precious grandbabies.
Have a good one.
Laura

Sue said...

I love it, so cute and such a fun idea!

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi Mikki Jo - Thanks for leaving a comment on my Body of Christ post. Please come back and leave a word after you've had time to think about it. Thanks!!

Thanks for signing my Guest Book I'm glad you're getting one and I will be back to sign it but don't see it yet.
:o) Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

Mikki Jo - I found your guest book at the bottom. You better move it to the top of your page or no one will find it. :o) Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

Mikko Jo - SORRY!!!! Now I see your note on the sidebar telling of the Guest Book. Ignore the previous comment. Sorry I'm so confused!
Susan

ShabbyInTheCity said...

My daddy made a little table out of a slice of tree trunk that we still have...nice to have these things to remember them by, huh?

Alpicks Treasures said...

Very Nice Birdhouse. Handmade stuff is always so much nicer.

RoseMary said...

That birdhouse is adorable. I'm so glad that you found it. What a precious memory of your Papa.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a lovely birdhouse! I have no doubt you will find the perfect spot of honor for it!

Beemoosie said...

That is a sweet birdhouse! with sweet memories attached!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

That is a neat birdhouse, and it's even more special because it was your Papa's. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
Lidy

Mom2fur said...

That is too cool! I bet the birds love it because it is so natural!
My dad loved cardinals, too! Called them 'redbirds.'

GardenGoose said...

how very nice.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I see the charm and history in the birdhouse your grandfather made. I understand your love for it. You have some very special things passed down from your loved ones-true treasures! Blessings to You-Claudia O.

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

What a great birdhouse...very unique.

Cabin Creek Farm - Kentucky said...

WHAT A SWEET BIRDHOUSE ..
AREN'T DADDYS DEAR!!!