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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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A New Crocheted Wreath Variation: Spring!

I’m continuing to modify the crocheted wreath I created back in December – it’s so easy to do since the doilies are just pinned on!  Thus far I’ve shared two versions: Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  Today I’m showing my newest version: Spring!

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I used crocheted doilies and floral pot holders in purples and yellows, and love how the wreath turned out. Two of my favorite flowers are irises and daffodils, and the color scheme of this wreath reminds me of those two flowers.
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I didn’t make this a “strictly Easter” wreath since this version is likely to hang until June, when I’ll work on creating a 4th of July-themed wreath. So this wreath uses spring colors, but doesn’t include bunnies, chicks, or eggs – though I was tempted because I love all three of those things!
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Spring begins tomorrow, so I’d like to wish you a Happy Spring a bit early.  If you live in a cold climate, I hope you enjoy nicer weather.  :]
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Warm regards,
Melody
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Haiku: A Sure Sign of Spring

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Lovely daffodil,
your sunshine yellow cheers me.
Cup, petals, and stem…

Daffodils are one of my favorite things about spring, and I look forward to their arrival each year.  I don’t have a yard to plant in, so this small bunch of daffodils was a very happy find at the market! Displayed in a Mason jar on the counter, these beautiful blooms are helping me enjoy the spring season.

What are some of your favorite signs of spring, dear readers? I invite you to comment and share…

Warm regards,
Melody

 

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Haiku: Winter’s Retreat

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Spring is nearly here –
Transformations will abound!
Magical season…

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As you may know, I live in Southern California – the land of nearly-eternal sunshine.  Our seasons don’t change very much here, so I’m dedicating this haiku to those of you in colder climates. For example, I know at least one of my out-of-state friends is still battling snow with a shovel and a snowplow.  Hang in there, my snow-bound friends!  Spring is nearly here…

Warm regards,
Melody

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