There is something so comforting about the tweet of a little chickadee while out weeding the flower garden. It really is one of my favorite, simple joys of gardening!
|My star singer!|
I have to say, the plants in my garden are only half the joy, the other love has to be the birds that flutter around, I really can't get enough of them. They help distract me from what I'm doing, to remind me to look up and to soak in all that is around, to put the tools down and admire through all of the senses...a welcome break of appreciation!
The birdbath is now cleaned, the feeders filled with fresh seed and the birdhouses are occupied! Once again my feathered friends are singing a happy song.
As a lover of the outdoors, I feel it my responsibility to take care of these special guests to the best of my ability, they grace me with their company and song. Their love of bugs, help with the creepy crawlies that eat my plants. I like to return the favor by trying to keep as pesticide and predator free of an environment for them that I can...Thank you birds for all that you bring to my yard, they really are my little helpers!
Here are some of my favorite backyard friends...
|Black capped Chickadee|
Excellent site for real indepth look at Northwest birds...