- "I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
- (Joseph Addison, 1672-1719, English Essayist, Poet)
- (Joseph Addison, you are a kindred spirit)
Again, you can't beat the sound of running water for attracting birds and wildlife to your backyard.
Across the garden paths is another large Christmas Tree Shop bowl. This one is quite deep so I put rocks into the bottom so the birds aren't afraid to hop in and take a bath. (Please excuse Mr. Bunny who seems to be wearing mulberries!)
Hanging from the cherry tree is this small decorative bird bath.
The 'secret garden' bird bath is a favorite with the birds because it's a bit more secluded than some of the other baths...
... and this little gazing ball bath is a favorite with the many Chips who frequent our yard because it's low to the ground. They stand up on their little back legs and drink out of the bottom tier.
This is the ugliest bath in the yard (its twin sits in the front yard). So why do I keep them both? The birds all LOVE them. They seem to be the perfect size for small, medium, and large birds. They're just large plastic drip tray bases for huge planters. Maybe some day I'll try to do something decorative with them (yeah, right!)
Now we're heading toward the gate that leads to the front yard. This dove birdbath sits just inside the backyard next to the gate.
Okay, so let's see what we have out here...
Right outside the gate, another of the CTS hydrangea bird baths sits on a table under the old window and flower box...
... while a little cherub birdbath hangs from the old stockade fence.
And we end our birdbath tour with the ugly twin that sits under the hoppa crab tree (which has started dropping leaves at an alarming rate with the 90+ degree temps we've been having lately!). So, I think 19 birdbaths should be enough to keep my little feathered and furry friends happy!!!
I'm linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday. Till next time, I hope you are all staying cool wherever you are!!!