So this week, I've been looking at this bird bath. Now I'm not one who is into distressed anything. Rusty, unpainted, peeling paint or antiqued paint, really just distresses me. I want to clean it up and repaint it, making it look new. So this bird bath is bugging me. Can you see how yucky the bowl part looks? But the birds don't seem to mind. Robins come out and frolic and splash, not seeming to mind at all if the bath is messy and yucky. The blue jays don't seem to mind either, even if I walk out to look at them (brave little bird-stards!).
So for now I going to try to live with this weathered and rusty bath. If the wild life don't care, I shouldn't either.
I do love how the fern practically covers the bath, making it cozy for the birds. The fern has been growing there for at least 6 years. He seems to love it. He doesn't require too much care. Just occasionally I have to trim out some died fronds. I love effortless gardening. Look behind and to the left of the bath. Can you see the best place in the garden?
This fairy has the best seat. I would love to be right where she is. Under a fern frond and reading a great book. What a life.
Looking through the dogwood. Now you can see more of the distressed bath and lovely ferny. I couldn't live without all this green. I'm very happy to be surrounded by foliage. I wouldn't have it any other way. And when I say surrounded I mean it. Even The house is covered by trees. I heard all the time that someone can't see my house because the trees cover it. Yeah, so what? I love that I have this secret doorway. These are the things that fairy tales are made from.
Have a wonderful green day.
Take care, Brandie