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I like using mirrors outdoors. I see you have one with your bench. I think they are a great idea.
Porches screened or open are great places to place one. I do worry about birds slamming into them but that happens with my windows as well.
I use a mirror frame that can take rain or that I don’t mind ruining the frame in the weather.
They are so enchanting outside, aren’t they? We haven’t noticed mirrors slamming into ours (I have a couple outdoors!); but the birds do linger at them, and I’m always hoping to catch a squirrel or chipmunk in the act. 🙂 Wishing you peace, friend.
I love the sweet kitten clinging to the branch, and the bicycles, are wonderful Michelle, but what I really crave is a Vespa. That would truly make my heart sing! Thank you for the wonderful post. Take care and stay healthy.
Thank you for reading, Lisa. I have never taken a Vespa for a spin, but I can see why you’re dreaming of one! Wishing you days of gentle comfort and meaning. xox
So many fun ideas here! I really enjoy the birds that congregate at my fountain. Now I feel compelled to make them a bird house. Thanks for the helpful video. And, thanks for the kind shout-out and link to my Pandemic Penny Pinching Pointers! So appreciate that! Stay well.
Oh how I wish we lived closer, Celia. I have so much to learn from you, and your creative ventures always engage my senses. Thank you for inspiring us and turning our attention to practical matters at home. You’re a gem.
Is that your “House Beautiful?” I have never seen another like the one I found antiquing one day! It was long ago, but it is a special treasure. It makes my heart smile that you might have one too! Peace be with you as well. ☺️
It sure is! I bought it at an antique shop years ago and treasure it. How fun that you have one as well. Thank goodness there are those of us who see these treasures as worth saving! 🙂
That’s so special you made a birdhouse in honor of your dear friend. Every time a blue jay visits our bird feeders I think of my Grandmother.
What a wonderful way our loved ones remain with us. I never tire of watching the birds out there, and they are my only pets right now with the squirrels and deer. 🙂
I love the window bird feeder, except when the squirrels discover it.
Right! Hahahaha. We have so many squirrels here – they are the entertainment year round!
Oh Michele, what a beautiful post. When I read about your Beautiful friend it made me cry. Thank you for your insights and kindness.
Thank you so much for reading with tenderness – memories of my friend are fresh and clear, and what a gift it was to reminisce with her at the end. xox
Michelle thank you for the lovely trip to Paris. It was a wonderful way to start my day on the deck with a cup of coffee. And, as always thank you for the poignant thoughts.
I’m so glad that little stroll pleased you as it did me. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping here and commenting, friend.
So much goodness in this post! I look forward to watching the videos later when I have more time…especially the stroll in Paris. Loved your story about your dear friend’s love of feeding wildlife and enjoying that till the end…nature can be so calming/comforting. You are such a good friend & love the birdhouse made in her memory & especially love your encouragement to be willing to create awkward moments by saying the loving things now! I agree wholeheartedly, my friend❤️
I know you get it, Amy. The second half of life we glean all these important secrets so it’s a blessing to have lived long enough to learn them. Thanks for taking time out of your day for the journey here, and I hope you like the videos!