Thursday, April 26, 2007

April 26

There's a guy (I presume it's a guy, in fact, I presume it's an old guy) near here who makes fake wishing wells and birdhouses and such-like rustic wooden yard ornamentations, and sells them from his garage. His own front yard is liberally adorned with a lighthouse, a waterwheel, a wishing well, and many, many non-functional birdhouses. Lauren loves walking past, and has frequently suggested that we get a wishing well for our place. I don't think so.
This morning at breakfast we heard some rather loud quacking (not a normal birdsong around here). A little stickybeaking over the neighbour's fence revealed a duck happily swimming in their pool. While I went to get my camera, she was joined by a drake. Then they were ... conjoined. Who needs Discovery Channel when you can see antics like this right here in the suburbs?

5 comments:

Julie Oakley said...

Yes but if you put a wishing well in your front garden, just think of all the money you could raise to spend on art materials!
Great perspective on all those rooves

ksklein said...

what a cool bird house. space for lots of birds!

Alison said...

Yes, I think a wishing well is a great idea! - if we had bird houses like this, we would have an African Minor bird in every one - they even oust the possums from their holes. Lovely to hear you are going to be daily sketchercizing - I'm almost tempted to do another year but I think I need some new challenge(s)

Michelle said...

hahahaha!!! I had the same thing happen to me, in our pool last year. It was dark out, and was watering some trees when a big splash and squacking came out of nowhere. Blew Discovery out of the water! Lovely bird house, btw!!!

Penny said...

Not sure about wishing wells either but I do rather love the different shapes of bird houses you can get, not that i think any bird in its right mind would nest in one, at least not in australia, but then we dont have the miner birds here thank goodness. Love the sketchiness of this.