observations, ideas and inspiration... from my pennsylvania home, garden, kitchen, and studio

Friday, May 7, 2010

Inspiration Fridays are back for the Birds!

I don't know what it is about these little creatures that I love but I just can't seem to get enough of them. 

When I was coming up with a name for my business it was either going to be Rabbit Hill or Robin Hill Primitives.  I choose Rabbit Hill because we already had a place in our area called Robin Hill Park.

This little one has a nest in a bird house right outside my studio door.  Anytime Hannah (old lady kitty) comes to visit me all I hear is chick a dee dee dee chirping angrily at her.

One of my favorite stories about birds was in Southern Living Magazine last year.  It is about Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary, which is a beautiful garden designed specifically for the birds in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina.

It is the former home of Elizabeth and Eddie Clarkson.  It started after Elizabeth contracted a mysterious illness in the 1930s and was recommend extended bed rest. She became enchanted with all of the birds she could see from either her bedroom window or a cot in the garden.  She started to look at things from the birds’ point of view, adding numerous feeders, birdbaths, and food producing plants.  It's an inspiring sweet story that's left a legacy there in Charlotte.  To visit her garden click here.

I'm working on a new little project with these little winged fellows in mind.  Hopefully it will be done in time for the Primitive Gatherings update on the 15th.  Stay tuned.  :)

p.s.  My heart loves these little ones also....someday I'll tell you about Laverne and Shirley :)


Janet - underthewillow said...

I love birdies too Jenn!....the village we live in is actually a bird sanctuary so needless to say there are lots of birds!

Happy Mother's Day weekend to you and to your Mom!

Janet - underthewillow said...

P.S. I am on facebook too but don't know how to add you as a friend!


Penelope's Beehive said...

LOVE the bird photographs and garden links! It is such a delight to wake early in the morn to the sound of birds twittering outside the window.

Eagerly awaiting your new, mysterious project... enjoy creating Jenn!

Doreen said...

Good morning Jenn. What beautiful photo's...I too am a bird lovers..I could sit for hours and watch them.

Looking forward to your new creation.

Hugs, Doreen

ctlogcabin said...

Good Morning Jenn ~~ Love your pics as always, and I too love seeing, and hearing the birds.
Wishing You, your Mom & Sister a most Wonderful Mothers Day !! EnJoy ~~
Love & Hugs ~~ Connie xox

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jenn,

Such a beautiful post and photos.
I love both birds and rabbits too, and think it was neat how you chose the name of your business.
I look forward to your new creation.
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.


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