Up a Tree

358. Whats Inside?

358. What's Inside?

We visited Sinsinawa Mounds, the mother house for the Sinsinawa Dominicans, a religious order founded for women in 1847 and located in southwest Wisconsin. There are many buildings on the property that are more than a century old. I also saw this tiny structure, nearly hidden in a red maple. Though not as old as the buildings surrounding it, it looks like it’s been hanging in this Red Maple for a long time. I thought it was abandoned, but when I zoomed in on the photograph later, I could see bits of a nest.

So what’s inside? Old nesting material or new for this season’s baby birds?


5 Responses to “Up a Tree”

  1. 1 tmcchesney
    May 19, 2009 at 7:27 am

    I sure hope you show us some babies! 🙂 This weathered birdhouse is perfect against those red leaves, nice find!

  2. May 19, 2009 at 10:49 am

    That is such a lovely little birdhouse. I like its shape, and I can see how it is fetching hanging in the Red Maple tree.

  3. 3 Danudin
    May 19, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Persistent little critters birds, unpainted doesn’t mean unusable to them, great shot and the composition works so well.

  4. 4 Gandalf
    May 20, 2009 at 7:29 am

    this image feels comfortable and welcoming.

  5. May 20, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    A lovely shape framed by the new maple growth, I love the tones to this. Hope there will be new life in that sweet birdhouse.

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