Sunday, August 14, 2011

Candles at Night and the Good as new Gazebo Birdfeeder

Friday night the humid weather seemed to break a little and there was a lovely breeze. John and I lit all the candles and the lantern on the patio. The moon was coming out behind the clouds but my camera won't take really good night pictures so I don't have any picture of that. Here are some candle pictures:

Here are all the candles shining brightly on the picnic table. The picture isn't clear, but I still thought it looked beautiful.

Candle burning brightly in the lantern.

Closeup of candle in the lantern.

Almost all day yesterday John and I worked on the birdfeeder my Dad made for us. The squirrels had really done a number of it. The gnawed away at the railings of the fence, the supports for the glass that holds the seed in and the edge around the base of the feeder. I used wood putty like molding clay and recreated railings and all the other parts that were gnawed away. I think it came out pretty good if I do say so myself! After church today I put the last coat of paint on it. Here is the finished product!

Gazebo Birdfeeder all fixed up!

Upclose view of the birdfeeder.

We can see the birdfeeder really good from the patio. I think when my Dad comes for his visit this week, he won't be able to tell the squirrels had a hay day with it.

I'm really glad I could repair this feeder, because as some of you know my Dad has Lupus and he was not in remission (like he is now) when he made the birdfeeder for us. He was quite ill and he said making this feeder for us was therapy for him. I will always treasure it and the squirrels better just leave it alone!!


6 comments:

Joyce's Journey said...

I love your bird feeder! Your dad did a great job on that. I would've been so annoyed with what the squirrels did to it. Looks good as new to me! Your patio area looks so nice! I'm glad you and John had such a nice evening!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I have been wanting a big bird feeder or house like that. I think they are so pretty. How wonderful that your dad made it for you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a lovely bird feeder...all the more special because it was made by your Dad...

tinajo said...

That birdfeeder is too cute, I love it! :-)

French Basketeer.com said...

Sherri! Your Dad is super talented!! Does he accept commissions?? I want one!!!!! I have a problem with the rats at night, but at least they do not knaw! I really love the pics of the candles at night, beautiful~

Kay said...

Your bird feeder looks perfect! Your dad is really talented. You really did a wonderful repair. I'm sorry those squirrels did such a number on the bird feeder. They used to drive me nuts in Illinois.


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!