Celebrating Spring with a Gift for the Birdies…

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Spring is officially here, and I decided I’d celebrate by leaving some nest-making supplies out for the birds!

I figure they’ve got plenty of twigs, mud, and pine needles at their disposal, but thought they might enjoy using some bunny fur to make their nest soft and cuddly.  I saved some of the fur from the last brushings we gave Cypress and Pinto, and amassed a few handfuls of fur.*

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White and brown fur from our male bunny, Pinto
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White fur from our female bunny, Cypress (sprinkled with a few of Pinto’s brown hairs)
Doesn’t it look comfy?
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I decided some yarn and thread bits might also be nice for the birdies to use, so I gathered some scrap pieces of the sari yarns I used on some of the necklaces I posted on Etsy and pulled them apart.  I also added some turquoise fibers from my stash.
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It makes me giddy to think of precious little nests lined with our bunnies’ fur and/or with these beautiful fibers.  I know I’ll never actually see the nests these offerings make it into, but I have a great imagination and love the image I’ve created in my mind’s eye.  :]
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I left my offerings near our home. There’s a pond across the way, where froggies croak at night (their ribbety chorus fills me with glee!), and I left the “warm and fuzzies” along the path by the pond where I’ve seen birds flit about, back a bit in the bushes.  I know they don’t need my offerings, but I still hope they’ll make use of them and enjoy them…
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Happy Spring, everyone!  What are you doing to celebrate the new season?
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Warm regards,
Melody
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4 Comments

  1. Posted March 21, 2013 at 5:22 am by Debbie | Permalink

    I love your offerings for the birdies…they’ll have nice soft colorful nests! As for how we’re celebrating spring…we woke to 18 degrees & 3″ of snow…with more on the way! I’m not even looking outside & instead I’m dreaming of Southern CA!

  2. Posted March 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Debbie,
    Oh my – so sorry to hear about your cold and snow! Hang in there – warmer weather is surely on its way…
    Melody

  3. Posted March 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm by Jo Murray | Permalink

    Makes me giddy too. How wonderful to have soft and colourful little nests around the trees in your neighbourhood.

  4. Posted March 23, 2013 at 11:26 am by Melody | Permalink

    Jo,
    Thank you for your comment. I just love the idea! I hope a few of the bits actually make it into nests… :]
    Melody