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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Birds and Ferns

I love the look of a front porch with rocking chairs, Boston ferns and an American flag. Here's part of our porch getting painted by my husband.

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This year, however, we have had many birds nests. I think we are on our fourth round of baby birds. I think they are house wrens. It makes it difficult to keep them watered properly.

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Aren't they cute? The watering isn't really a big deal compared to this...................

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That sucker knew those baby birds were in there! He was coming after them. It scared me to death when I saw this snake out there. He was pretty long too.

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I know this guy has to eat too, but I did not want to see those babies gobbled up! They survived to fly away, but then the fourth and last set of babies were being stalked by a cat. It's just too stressful for me. So, I'm not hanging any more ferns out!



5 comments:

  1. Oh my god! That snake was on your front porch? I would of moved!

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  2. Beautiful house & porch! I agree, much too stressful to be in charge of all that. You did what you could.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that snake would have sent me over the edge. No snakes here is Wisconsin. We have a front porch too. It is my favorite part of the house. No rocking chairs, but we have a huge swing. Does that count?

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  4. Hi Shauna,
    Wow ... that post had an unexpected twist! Well, it's a beautiful porch, and it looks like a wonderful place to relax and hear the birds sing.
    It does seem to be the kind of porch that's just made for big ol' hanging Boston ferns, but I can understand why you've had enough! How about some colorful Wave petunias? I guess the birds might build nests there too ... don't know ...

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  5. Wow. I would have totally freaked out if I found a snake on my porch! I am all for leaving nature alone, but he would have to go!! And I would have been creeped out for a very long time afterwards too!

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