Tonight the wind is howling outside, which means tomorrow may be a good day for beach combing. Taken on a summer day, this picture shows the type of driftwood we often find washed up on shore here.
Here's something Henri and I made a couple years ago. Using a crudely constructed bird house that I picked up at a thrift store for a couple bucks, virtually everything else used on this bird's nest came from the shore. Henri cut and assembled the driftwood to a platform he made out of wooden planks also found on the shore.
It is still is one of my favorites, so that's why you get to see lots of pictures.
Still with me? Or are you bored yet?
Okay, on to the details. These are mussel shells that I layered up for the roof, using my glue gun.
I really love the triangle shape entrance.
This is a sliver from a lobster buoy that once belonged to a lobster man. I found it just like this on the shore. The number on there identifies who it once belonged to. I decided the bird's nest needed an address.
A tiny bit of driftwood for a perch and some unraveled rope strands in an aqua color serve as nesting material.