Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Entrance, clippings and building a home

- A trumpet vine that my client rooted from a clipping frames her front porch entrance. She quietly motions me over to the side so that I can look up and see a robin sitting in her nest.

- She cuts a clipping for me in case I would like to start my own vine at home. So pretty in my kitchen.

- This morning discovering that sweet little Carolina wrens must be building a nest in the hanging fern beside my front door. Before I stand on the step stool to water it, I give the fern a little turn and Mama Wren flies out to a nearby branch to watch.

17 comments:

happygirl said...

Wrens are the funniest of birds. They love to be close to your door. In hanging ferns or door wreaths. Then they are upset when you want to enter or leave your home. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

The problem with bird's nests is the mess and noise!

Nice positive post!

Fireblossom said...

What a sweet post all around. I'm smiling.

kenju said...

Birds build nests every time I put ferns on the porch or hand a silk wreath beside the door. One year I had babies in the nest on the wreath, and they were sweet to watch, but the mother wouldn't let anyone come onto our front porch without flying at them and squawking.

TALON said...

The vine is gorgeous!

I hope both vine and birds flourish, Lynn!

Meredith said...

What a beautiful vine! Will you plant it in a planter on your deck, do you think, Lynn?

The wrens clearly knew how to find the best address in their area, with the nicest landlord. :)

Lynn said...

happygirl -

I know - they've done this before in another hanging plant right there. And on the back porch once, I had hung a wall planter right beside the back door once and plopped a silk plant in it (company was coming) - they immediately started building there. I would duck down when I went out there so they wouldn't be disturbed. They burrowed right under the silk part and built a beautiful nest - I still have it.

Joe -

Doesn't bother me. :) And the positivity is what it is all about.

FB -

I'm glad I made you smile. :)

Kenju -

That's neat. The only thing is - I am not sure the area to water in the plant now. I don't want to splash babies!

Talon -

Me, too. :)

Meredith -

I think the back porch maybe. And that is so sweet - you make me smile. I like being the nice landlord!

sage said...

Flowers--you must be further south as we may get more snow tonight ;)

Adrenalynn said...

Lovely post, made me smile :) Birds are wonderful to look at, but they sure are noisy in the early mornings!

Anil P said...

The Mama Wren must be happy to nest in such colourful surroundings.

desk49 said...

How you get three things a day is a wonder.

Keep smiling

Louvregirl said...

Love the thought of you turning out the wren to water your plant. :-)

Sparkling Red said...

Birdies and flowers! What could be better? We don't have any flowers at my latitude yet, but there is a dove who roosts in the tree outside my window. This morning s/he had his/her feathers all fluffed up because it was cold and damp. Poor dovey!

Riot Kitty said...

Beautiful! I want it to warm up here enough for more flowers.

ileana said...

Starting your own vine...I love the idea! What a beautiful thing to have greet you when you come home every day! :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Those are very similar to the trumpet flowers I have in the side yard, but mine are just orange, not due to bloom for 2 more months or so. Leaves would help, too!

I wonder if your birds are that far ahead- I've been hearing more calls, but seen no nest building. I hope you get to see some baby birds!

Lynn said...

Sage -

I keep hearing about snow from friends and blogs. Yes - I am in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lynn -

They are, but I like it. :)

Anil P -

Yes - I think she chose well.

Ellis -

It makes me smile that you said this. You have three things a day, too, I'll bet.

lg -

I hope I'm not giving it a heart attack when I turn the plant. :)

Sparkling Red -

A dove! How lovely. And you will have flowers - I'll look forward to hearing about them when you get them.

RK -

It will - before you know it.

Ily -

I'm trying to think of the best spot. I like that idea, too.

Snaggle -

I hope so, too - the last time they nested in my hanging plant, they left during a weekend I was gone. Which was more often than not two years ago...