I just found out from Tufa Girl! My last birdhouse project was spruced up to house my nativity set featured in my dog Sweepy's Christmas tale. It was a hit! I painted and decorated it with gold dust and lights! Of course it has to be special because it housed a special Family all of Christmas time! And since Christmas in my country will last until February 3 or the Feast of Candelaria (according to the priest) I decided to create new birdhouses. So I gathered some of Chicky's (our gorgeous chico tree) old trimmed twigs (I recycle them for installations and mixed media works) . . . .
. . . and gathered some old wood in Heaven, gathered some adventurous kids with carpentry skills, pulled out some bills (kids work fast when you pay them well LOL!), took out one of my sister Luchie's garden vase I plan to make into a lamp someday (when the crow turns white LOL!) and voila . . . .
Two Bird Houses for all the free flying birds in Heaven! It was another hit! My dogs Sweepy and his father Sumo approved it by marking it well. That is how they welcome anything in Heaven. And my sister Luchie and I take turns leaving food and water in it. And birds fly in and out of it especially when it rains or during their nap time. The birds are so much a part of our family now!
So on this special day meant for our beautiful flying friends, let us take a pause and remember that having them around is an indication of the state of our atmosphere. If birds can survive in the air in our environment so will we. Remember the recent New Year's tragedy at the town of Beebe in Arkansas where thousands of birds suddenly crashed and died! And the similar sad event in New Jersey in January last year! Today I will remember them by making sure I can provide the sanctuary for them to live freely and well. If you have birdhouses too, go and link them to CHEEPROOMS! And now here's my sepia takes for Mary's Sepia Scenes:
And for Self Sagacity's Two Questions for Thursday:
(1) What kind of advocacy work would you do for your community?
(2) Would you be willing to add your name in support of an advocacy for animal care and protection?
. . . in Heaven there are no walls except drooly creatures . . .