Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The birds' garden

About 18 months ago we installed a bird feeder. It has been a delight for us watching the birds change with the seasons, getting to know what they are and their quirky little personalities.

This past spring I decided to plant a garden on the back deck. I planted six boxes of flowers and herbs. I noticed two plants coming up that I hadn't planted. One clearly looked like a sunflower. The other also looked sunflowerish. I figure the birds had dropped some seeds in the box on their way to and from the feeder. Quite clever, actually, as they are ensuring their food for next winter.

I have been tending them all summer. The sunflower is putting out many heads and happily following the sun.


However, the little plant seemed dwarfed, stalled if you will. Until yesterday I noticed this:




So is it a pumpkin? A cucumber? A zucchini?

I guess time will tell.

Those bird gardeners are pretty funny. I am glad they felt at home enough to start prettying up the place.

They will get all the seeds. I promise.

4 comments:

  1. Such thoughtful birds you have.

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    1. I know, right? Plus they are industrious.

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  2. Hubs LOVES the birds in the backyard. We have an obsessive number of feeders..but it's always entertaining.

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  3. definitely entertaining Michelle...and educational...we have four, count em, four bird identification books on the kitchen table at all times and two sets of binoculars. we are such dorks!

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