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"The colors of life shift

within a fixed parameter,

movable blocks of shadow

and light, interchangeable

or not."

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan
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Friday, July 3, 2009

The Seed and Song Bird Buffet

Thanks to my friend Marion for her inspiration to grab my camera and head outside.

My container gardens grow wild and free with the additon of a few new inhabitants each Spring. I like container gardens because I can move, rearrange or add to them with ease.

The container garden off my patio is my favorite and forms the pathway to The Seed and Song Bird Buffet. The centerpiece of the Buffet is The Feeding Tree, my wonderful Oak (to be honest, one of my few remaining trees *sigh*). The photo above is of the entrance to the favorite gathering place of my many feathered and furried friends and passing visitors.

Wee people watch over my gardens. Their cottages and castles nestle among the folliage.

Here we have a tiny caretaker's cottage at the entrance to the garden.

Bunnies and butterflies dance around a pot of Mexican Heather. Real butterflies are frequent visitors to my welcoming blooms.

The garden fairies slumber through the heat of the day shaded by a blanket of Heather.

Sun-dappled mushrooms and cranes reside at the edge of the Seed and Song Buffet.

A corner birdbath offers refreshment to the many visitors.

A giant mushroom provides a perch as well as a possible exchange with the resident garden gnome.

The Feeding Tree is at the center of the Seed and Song Bird Buffet. Evening viewing is a feast of delightful entertainment. Squirrels are the frequent uninvited guests, while Jays are rowdy, unruly and in need of the blackbird bouncers.

Sparrows and Wrens are the noisy busy bodies. Their fractious frenzies remind me of troublesome teenagers.

My favorite guests are the Doves. Watching them, day after day, for years is like observing human communal activity. The social....and antisocial interaction is not that different from us.

Last but not least are my last-to-come-last-to-leave visitors: the Cardinals.

I enjoy my songbirds, cooers and my squawkers. I don't mind the occasional crow and delight in the passing ducks, Egrets or wild Parakeet.
The Seed and Song Bird Buffet is always open.


Marion said...

What a wonderful backyard fairy kingdom, Pammie! Your plants are so beautiful and healthy. I still admire my fairy door in my library that you gave me. I've seen a few tiny footprints, but haven't caught one yet!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful plants and kingdom. Blessings!

Kelly said...

I enjoyed the tour through your peaceful, green backyard! It looks so cool and inviting. (even though I know it's not really cool this time of year!)

You and Marion both seem to have the magic touch with your plants.

quid said...

What a lovely view of your garden. My best wishes that the 100+ temps you've been plagued with disappear ASAP!!!


Bob said...

Beautiful . . . I envy those of you with green thumbs!

Debby said...

Not everyone has a kingdom in their back yard...