Our backyard is a jungle. It literally has it's own ecosystem.
The previous owners of the house clearly just let it go, and since we bought it last year, we've been so busy with other renovations - mainly indoor - that we haven't gotten around to sprucing it up yet.
The cool thing about having a wild backyard is that you get plenty of birds. Sometimes the not so peaceful and unwanted magpies, but lately we've seen and heard TONS of sweet little chickadees and finchy type birds.
So I had to throw together a few bird feeders. These were really cheap and super fast to put together.
- a mason jar (plus lid)
- a small plate
- 3 beads or something similar
- hot glue
- sand paper
Start by buffing the plate, beads and mason jar lid wherever you will be glueing.
Glue the 3 beads on to the plate to act as a barrier between the mason jar lid and the plate so the seeds have space to pour out.
Then glue the mason jar (with lid on, just the screw part) to the beads.
Unscrew the jar from the lid and fill er up with bird food.
Reattach and flip right side up (outside is probably best).
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The last couple weeks have been spent in Saskatchewan, just me and my little guy visiting my wonderful family! They all had not seen him since he was born, and some had not even met him at all. I still have a couple more days left with my mum, and then it's back home and back to work. So in the meantime, it's mother-daughter time for me, and lots of gramma snuggles for S, until we all meet back up again in Kelowna this mid June!
This was a special session for me as it was the first time my mother in-law came along with me on one of my shoots. My mother-law is an artist/photographer as well so it was fun being able to show her how I work! I also wanted to take her to this location as I knew she was in search of some rushing water, sunny, snow type photographs for her upcoming book. She was even able to grab a few shots of me - behind the scenes style!
Here is the beautiful Tiffany and her now family of four! Welcome to the world Oakley!