Saturday, July 11, 2009

Not your usual apartment complex....

The other day while out for our drive, I took some quick snapshots of birdhouses at some of the Amish farms. I think I need to get serious about taking photos of these...try to get better backgrounds, etc. Seems to me that a lot of the Amish have them.
And I am trying to grow some gourds this year, but not sure if I got them out early enough to do any good. But I would like to have something like the ones above.
And I am tempted to have Roger build me something like the above one. I just wonder if we would have birds come to it.
I do have wrens, but they are shier than the ones we had at home. They are the House Wren and not the Carolina Wren...I will take either one. But deep down I wish it was the Carolina Wren...which is what we had at home. Either one though has such a happy can scroll on down on those pages and listen to them.

I have yet to get a good picture of them, but am going to have to do it soon...I saw them taking in a something to feed their babies. So it probably won't be long till they leave the nest. I just hope the wrens stay around. I had Carolina Wrens one year, but they never stayed...I hear one occasionally, but they are always just passing through.
I need to get my camera out and have it ready for Lorelei...I am having her of the weekends right now. I meant to get it out today and didn't get it done. She is changing, but I am wondering if anyone else will see it besides us that have her. It is partly looks, but a lot her actions.

She still smiles at Shelby, really smiles at Sarah's old dog Keesha, but not so much at Otto the American Staffordshire Terrier, Otto. She has started noticing and feeling of Roger's beard, and she was pulling my hair so bad it hurts.

Otto wants to lick Lorelei so bad, and gets her feet every chance he gets. He also manages to throw a guilt trip on me every time I am over there...he will just sit and stare at me and I know he is wondering why I don't spend more time with him. And I would but he wants to play so bad, and he wants to get in my lap...his fun thing is for me to throw stick/toy/whatever is handy for a while, and then he wants to climb in my lap...which his mom and dad want discouraged.

Oh, and Lorelei helped me feed Mama Squirrel again today. Now this is odd...if Roger or I move our hands suddenly when she is eating...even if she just took the nut from our hand she will jump. I was holding Lorelei with my left arm and had given her a nut or two and then laid the rest on top of a fence post and she was up there eating. Lorelei and I were standing right there practically touching the post...and Lorelei was just swinging one arm around and Mama didn't pay her any attention at all. I honestly wonder if she realizes that she is a baby?


Lowell said...

Why do I think you like having Lorelei around? Your tales of life with Lorelei, Otto and Mama Squirrel are humorous and interesting...

As for the bird houses...some of them are quite intricate...I like the last one - the condo complex...there are a few birds there.

Have a good rest of the weekend, and thanks so much for your comment on Cedar Key DP!

Mary said...

Love all those bird apartments! There are a couple places here that have dozens of the gourds hanging like that for martins. What are the discs on the sides of the gourds? A way to get in and clean them? My one gourd was so successful this year with chicadees and then wrens (maybe), I am trying to grow some more for next year. Slow growing. I may have to buy some instead. I want to paint them this time and make them look better. That is odd about Lorelei. I bet Mama squirrel does know she is a baby :-)

Anonymous said...

I have the House Wren and can hear them singing now. I put a picture of them on my birds blog.

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don said...

I like the series of bird houses. That last one is huge and an intricate design. I think you should have one built and give it a try. Sounds like great fun waiting to see if a "dweller" will show up one day.

Deborah Godin said...

What a concept - to even imagine what another species might think of a human baby! Especially a wild one like a squirrel, as opposed to family dogs. Loved your speculation about it all. And those bird condos - never seen any like that for sale around here, but I bet they could sell a ton of them!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: Those are quite the apartment dwelling.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, We're home after a wonderful weekend in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. I'll post in the morning.

Love the bird hotels!!!!

Hope you had a great weekend.

George said...

I love those Amish birdhouses. I think it would be neat to all those birds around.

EG CameraGirl said...

Are the birdhouses for purple martins?

Too bad Lorelei is into hair pulling now, but that will soon pass. ;-)