I’m a big proponent of small-scale additions to public places. If it’s the kind thing that blends into a landscape or eventually disappears altogether, even better. For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m decorating the back alley with valentines for the birds. They’re little love notes left in birdseed as an afternoon snack for the chickadees and a bit of whimsy for neighbors passing by. The only thing nicer than receiving a valentine is making one for someone else, don’t you think?
anonymous love notes.
Such a cute idea! 🙂 hopefully a flock of birds will enjoy your treats for them.
Yes! Done and done.
what a lovely gesture for our feathered friends and anyone walking by!
Oh, so sweet! The other day I had an extra piece of bread that I didn't want, so I tore it up and tossed it outside for the birds. I hadn't fed the birds in years. Such a sweet little gesture, love this idea! Happy Valentines!
That's so cute! Love this idea.
You inspire me…
Such a magic idea! And how lovely to know that the birds will be getting a little taste of Valentine's day, even though they're oblivious to it all 🙂
This is so sweet! I'm sure there will be some happy birds in your neighborhood this Valentine's Day.
This makes my heart smile.
I love this, I love this, I love this!
Or perhaps the only nicer thing than making a valentine is receiving one. Making is divine, but I received more than a few "you're so sweat" valentines in my elementary school career.
Oh! The little guy valentines are the very best kind.
So very sweet.
What a cute idea!!
Aww! So sweet!
Such a wonderful idea! I wonder how long before the birds eat them up?
Love these, and all your Valentines too. You have a way of celebrating this day, without getting to saccharine.
I'm happy to report all early valentines were gobbled with gusto!
That's pretty! This morning I saw a woman watching a flock of pigeons eating food that she'd scattered on the ground for them; she had this smile on her face as she watched them. So reading posts like yours makes me feel good that other people are also doing nice things for animals like the birds.
I have fallen in love at first sight with your beautiful weblog.
Thanks, Sarah! So sweet of you to write.
hi, this is so sweet!
at this point I think it's also important to know (and let readers know) that some birds give up their territories when they find a well stocked feeder, so if the feeder runs out of seeds, they may die, because they have abandoned their winter territories for this new spot they trusted to last till the end of winter.
so if someone starts feeding birds with a feeder, he should keep doing that at that very spot till spring! it's a commitment to those birds.
I love your blog, it's truly inspiring! thanks
Hi there! Thanks for your note. I've heard this concern about feeders (no worries, our grapefruit feeder is still going strong!), but I didn't realize that birds would leave their territories so quickly for a small amount of temporary feed. The birds and trees have already gobbled these treats, so I'm hoping there's no lasting damage. Thanks for the heads-up. Good reminder!
What a very charming idea – for the neighbours to enjoy as well as the birds!
Love this! Erin you're always full of lovely romantic ideas.
what a fabulous idea. I am sure the bird appreciate it.
I love this, you are so sweet! I bet the birds were very pleased! xx
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