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Friday, May 16, 2008

Helping the Homeless






Some time ago I decided to put a garland up around our front door. It gave our entryway a touch of class and I knew that it would be fun to change it with the change of seasons. In the winter I put up some ivy and gold stars, in the spring I had cherry blossoms and greenery, summer time brought some beautiful hydrangeas, and then in the fall came the beautiful fall foliage with the fruit and berries. Well, my changing of the garland came to a halt one fall when a family of finches moved into our doorway. They made a nest by the light and moved in for the winter. Needless to say, I couldn't change the greenery and leave these little critters homeless so the fall garland stayed up all winter and well into the spring. When spring came we heard the little chirping of new babies and sure enough a new family was created. For years now the fall garland has stayed up year long. I promise that it is not due to laziness on my part but for being a sucker when it comes to the thought of leaving our finches without a home. I just can't bear the thought of them filling out forms, government workers coming out to see if they really qualify for low income housing, or thinking of the young ones living out of some spare branch somewhere with no permanent address. So when you come to our home you will see the fall garland around our door no matter the time of year. And if you are lucky enough you will hear the sounds of our new family residing just above our front door.

3 comments:

Jenifer said...

How fun! It is well worth all your sacrifices!:]

j&k lovell said...

Cute post mom. I love it when the baby birds are chirping.

j&k lovell said...

Two posts in two days I am impressed.