Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Artful Aerie

On a gray day, the birds need somewhere nice to go. We have trees in Pasadena, of course, but some birds are picky.

I think these avian penthouses are mighty fine. I wonder what the interior decor looks like.

18 comments:

Dina said...

Lucky are the birds who move in to these artful aeries. A lot more privacy than in a tree.
They remind me of the tiny house movement. http://tinyhouseblog.com/

Mister Earl said...

They're constantly remodeling and redecorating the insides.

Steven said...

Wall-to-wall carpeting. High Def TV. A true nest egg.

Vanda said...

Those are cool; they have sort of a rustic farm house feel.

Petrea said...

Dina, do you think birds need privacy? Maybe some do, I have no idea. That tiny house blog is charming.

Earl: always moving the sticks and fluff around.

Steven, that's exactly how I picture it. Little curtains on the windows.

Vanda: Yeah, I think these are well done. I'd love to add a few to my back yard.

Bellis said...

Nest egg - I like it! My birds could do with these - they look squirrel and crow proof. I once looked in an old nesting box on my tree and a black widow spider had taken over, raising lots of little babies.

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

These are stylish. Interiors I imagine are not that much different than what can be seen on the pages of Apartment Therapy or Bohemian Hellhole....maybe even Goop.

Featherdown beds, twig chairs, seed pilows, worm water bath...

Petrea said...

Haha! "Worm water bath." Funny.

Bellis, I could do without those black widow spiders.

Speedway said...

Interiors done by the bower birds. Birdhome owners association insists on period appropriate weathering of wood and corrugated tin roofs and.of course no plastic flamingos allowed.

Petrea said...

Those flamingos belong in the boughery, I say.

TheChieftess said...

I used to live in a duplex with a downstairs neighbor who put pink flamingos in the flower bed...since we lived in a charming 30's or 40's building I got use to her eccentricity...then, because my bathroom was pink and black tile...yep, I started collecting vintage flamingoes!!! Since my bathroom in Glendale is turquoise 50's tile, they fit right in...somehow though, they just don't seem right to take up to Mammoth...

Ms M said...

Nice aerie! I hope some feeders are nearby.

Katie said...

Cute houses. I wonder if these are for older birds who have trouble sleeping in trees without falling over. Nice to have a little extra protection from the elements too.

Susan Campisi said...

I love that someone went through the trouble to put up these rustic penthouses for their avian neighbors. Bird lovers are my kind of people.

Irina said...

I am sure they are good ventilated.

Petrea said...

These sprout up from a luscious neighborhood garden. It's a pretty nice spot for a bird.

Dina said...

Do birds need privacy, you ask. Gee, actually I don't know. Guess I was just projecting. I do.

Petrea said...

I do, too, Dina. I think bird family units may like to have their own place.