One of the most enchanting aspects of spring is to hear the songbirds returning to their nests, many of them inhabiting the same nest that they occupied last year. The Phoebies, House Wrens, Goldfinches, Robins, Doves... even the Cowbirds are more than welcome in our little sanctuary. I think one of the main attractions for them ... well.. with the exception of the feeders... is the water gardens. It makes all my hard work worthwhile to see one or a pair of our birds frolicking in the waterfall, taking turns with their drinks and showers. Sometimes even the tiny Hummingbirds buzz through the mist from the falls. When I hear them singing and attracting their mates or when they move into one of our bird houses in the gardens to fledge their young, it makes the whole world and all its troubles go away.
On that note I thought I'd share an antique bird print.. in celebration of spring and all the lovely songs that come with it.