Monday, April 27, 2009

In A Tiny Little House

In a far corner of my backyard . . .

High above the azaleas . . .

There is a tiny little house.

And in this tiny little house there are 5 beautiful blue eggs. So small and so perfect.

Inside these blue eggs is everything needed to create 5 of these.
Isn't nature amazing?
The first time I saw an Eastern Bluebird it was love at first sight. I think they are such a beautiful bird. When I learned more about them I discovered that not too long ago they were very close to extinction. If you want to find out more about that you can click here. I was encouraged to learn that we could make a difference just by putting up a bluebird house in our backyards. Nine years ago we put two bluebird houses in our backyard. Since then we have enjoyed watching many bluebird families hatch right under our noses, not to mention the feeling of satisfaction we've gotten to know that we played a small part in keeping these pretty birds in existence so that we can all enjoy their beauty.
If you have had experiences with bluebirds in your yard, I'd love to hear about it. If not I would encourage you to try adding a bluebird house to your yard. If you enjoy backyard birds I'm sure you will find it to be a rewarding experience.


  1. Kim, This is an EXCEPTIONAL post! First of all, the photography is amazing. Secondly, I did not know about Blue Bird houses, and the beauty of these birds. I must tell my mother about your post. Thank you for sharing this with us. Happy Monday!

  2. Kim, thanks so much! I love Eastern bluebirds and had no idea that I could play a part in their survival. I'll share this with the carpenter and see if he will put it on his long list of things to do. The little house and those blue eggs are delightful!

  3. Hi Kim,

    Wow, what a great picture! All Life is amazing isn't it.
    Have a wonderful day,

  4. GM Kim, what a great post today girl...I just loved seeing those blue bird eggs..I have a Blue Jay that just nested in a pot outside my kitchen window and I have been watching her now for a week..its takes 16 days to hatch and last time she left I took a real quick picture and she had 2 eggs..I just love all the birds we have here...we feed them all..May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  5. Oh Kim ~ what sweet little blue eggs. I'm such a bird nut...I love watching them. I haven't seen any with eggs lately!

    Have a great week!


  6. I love bluebirds too. At one house I lived in we put up a bird house that my brother in law made for us. I put it on the corner railing of the deck and not long after a blue bird took it over. I watched quite a few blue bird families grow up when we lived there. They would come back every year.
    I've see blue birds around here when I go walking.
    Great photo of the eggs!! Such a pretty blue.

  7. Beautiful...both the blooms and the bluebird....and the eggs as well! Thanks for sharing these treasures from your garden.

  8. Beautiful pictures, Kim! We put up bluebird houses a few years ago, too, and have had a steady stream of tenants. It's just amazing how much joy those little birdhouses bring.

  9. Hi Kim,
    Your garden looks beautiful! And I love that little bird house. I'm sad we don't get blue birds in our garden because we live in town. If we were more out in the open, I know they would come. They are such lovely birds!

    Lucky you, you're going to see lots of them!


  10. These are wonderful photographs! We love bluebirds - they are the state bird here in Missouri. We have a house in our yard and see them every year. So pretty - no wonder they symbolize happiness.

  11. Kim Thanks you so much for coming girl get you some gorilla glue and get to work..Now Len came back from the dumps today with a Cake dome some lady was getting rid of it because she broke the cake stand..I did my Happy Dance for sure and again he thought he got me a Cloche ha ha!!May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  12. I love bluebirds, but I never see them in MO. Thank you for the idea to put up a bluebird house. I would like to do anything I can to keep these beautiful birds from becoming extinct. Twyla

  13. I sooo miss Azleas living up here! What beautiful photos...I love spring time.

    The Tulip fest is this weekend...debating on daughter will be at a girl scout just not sure I want to venture away so far.

  14. This was so sweet I enjoyed seeing your precious blue treasures along with the gorgeous petunias.
    I don't think I have ever seen a blue bird in life. I am so glad you are helping to keep them from extinction. We have a family of bird watches and even a few bird lovers.
    Enjoy watching your new little family flourish!


  15. Thank you for sharing about the blue birds. I just love them. I was wondering if it matters which type of house. I'll go back and watch the video. I visited the site you mentioned. We have lots of houses, but none of this type of blue bird. I would love to attract some. Thanks. Kathi

  16. How lovely! We dont have bluebirds here in France, but we do have Bluetits, and we do have a little house for them. the problem is that it is so high in a tree that you cant see inside!

  17. Hi Kim,
    I happened upon your blog. Your pictures are lovely. I like the one with the little blue bird the best. Now I'm thinking we should have a little blue bird house in our yard.

  18. Kim I have a pair of mountain bluebirds who like to drop by our yard for a visit from time to time. Certainly looks alot different than the bluebird in your post, but I think the egss are the same colour blue. I hope your are well.


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