Sunday, January 13, 2013

Birdhouse Funnery



Since I'm still recovering from a cold 
and it's 0 degrees outside this morning, 
my camera is stowed away
and I'm forced to pull from my archives for a photograph.
I thought about posting something from a warmer season, then decided
to go with this photo I took last winter outside our favorite
breakfast spot, the Meadow Mountain Cafe in
Allenspark, Co.

In keeping with my 2013 theme of "Discovery", 
I researched the history of birdhouses. 
According to eHow.com:
"In America, Native Americans built simple birdhouses out of birch bark and hollowed out gourds. They were designed to not only shelter the birds from storms, but also to help the birds breed and multiply. The Native Americans passed this tradition on to the English and German immigrants."
(Read more: The History of the Birdhouse | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7526986_history-birdhouse.html#ixzz2HsB3SVaY)




18 comments:

  1. awesome bit of history! cool (cold) photo, too! :)

    get better!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. Have a great Sunday.

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  2. Those birdhouses are giving me ideas for spring... :)

    Get better soon Nancy!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I'd love to see what you come up with for spring. Cheers.

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  3. That is such a pretty picture! Thanks for including the history too.

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    1. My pleasure, Barb. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

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  4. Love the backstory on birdhouses...very nice! I love the photo too. If I were a bird I would love to take a break from the weather in one of them. :)

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    1. They really are cute birdhouses, and I never tire of seeing them. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. Much appreciated.

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  5. What great info! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  6. Wish there was that much snow on MY roof! Feel better soon.

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    1. Hi Barb. We still have quite a bit of snow on the ground here because it's been so cold. 50% chance of snow today, then it's supposed to warm up. Thanks for the get well wish; I am feeling better. Hope you have a great day there.

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  7. Hope you're better soon! Love that picture, and that interesting bit of history.

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  8. Hi Nancy, those birdhouses in the picture are very sweet! Good to see from the comment-section that you're doing better!

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    1. Thank you, Nina. I'm practically back to normal now. :)

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  9. LOVE it! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #65!

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    1. My pleasure. I appreciate the time you take to visit everyone, and to leave a comment. Blessings.

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