I always try to find something unique to use for my Saturday Snapshot contribution. I think this is a good one. Saturday Snapshot is hostessed by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads. Be sure to stop by there to see all of the other great photos.
Autumn is a time of decay in nature, leaves fall, the grass turns brown. Other things tend to fall apart too. Or perhaps we just notice them this time of year.
A number of years ago, well, Many years ago, my father in law gave me a gift. It was a gazebo shaped bird feeder. It stood in my side yard just across from my back door. It was a good spot because I could look out of the door and see all of the activity there without startling the birds. It was so much fun to watch the goings on. There used to be a plastic tube in the center where the bird seed was held. Over the years, pesky squirrels chewed at the plastic and we had to resort to just putting the seed in the bottom of the feeder. Of course, more often than not, the squirrels got there before the birds.
Eventually, I stopped putting any seed in it since the birds weren’t getting the benefit of it.
Having been away from my house for several months while I was recovering, I didn’t see the toll that weather and the changing seasons had taken on my old friend.
Most of it’s roof has fallen off and vines are growing in and around it.
I couldn’t decide which of my photos I like better. I decided to share both of them. I’m thinking I like the second one better, but I’m still not sure. Either way, I’m sorry to see what has happened to my old bird feeder. It holds fond memories and now I have photos to document those memories.
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