Today I am linking with Tom's Tuesday Treasures, Linda Kay's Wednesday Wit and Wisdom, Jesh's Seasons and Daisy Gurl of Maple Hill Hop. Their links are below this post.
When out and about on Saturday we found several bird houses on top of fence posts, waiting for feathered friends to take up residence.
I would enjoy any of these in my garden.
These brought back memories of my Dad whose hobby was carpentry. He made many wonderful pieces, from something as small as a bird house, to a larger piece of furniture.
Birdhouses in particular always remind me of my Dad. He made several for his garden over the years, usually from any scraps of wood found in his shed. They were also gifted to family and friends, and he often received requests. More than anything he enjoyed the pleasure he saw on people's faces when they were given. There were many of Dad's birdhouses in the gardens of his friends, many around the neighborhood, and when we visited relatives. Dad's signature birdhouses were everywhere.
I know he would have have enjoyed these, especially the one decorated with several old tools. He probably would not have thought of decorating with them though. His tools were too precious to him, but I know he would have enjoyed this particular piece of garden art.
Added note: Marcia from Birds, Blooms, Books, etc thought this last one could be a butterfly house because of the large, narrow slit in the front. Never thought of that Marcia, thanks for the info.
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