Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A Gardener's Birdfeeder
Today marks a change... the sun (should we imagine for a moment that the sun revolves around this beautiful place we call home) slips over to the other side for a while.
Of course in my mind this brings with it lots of things-- thoughts of creating, nature, harvest, preparation, autumn-time, and changes.
Once I started supposing, I came up with this gardener's bird feeder... a lovely way to show Thankfulness, acknowledge bounty, and to honor Mother Nature by offering gifts to her creatures.
I snipped one of the heads of my drooping sunflower stalks.
They're hearty, so I supposed that I could poke a sharpened stick in a place or two for little bird feet to land upon.
I tied on jute, and using an upholstery needle (anything with a large eye will do) I strung on grapes.
When that was done, there was nothing left but to tie either side onto a stick, and tie on more twine for hanging.
Maddie made one of a wreath of twisted vine. I made the wreath for her, and threaded the jute with the same needle.
She chose to offer apples, creeper berries, and grapes... using the wreath for a landing spot.
We used twine to tie hers, also.
I am not certain how they shall look tomorrow... but it doesn't really matter.
They were made with love, in love, and acknowledging love.