Category Archives: Nature

Bird Bath

birdbath

This bird bath looks rustic from a distance but offers a pleasant surprise as I approach.  Simple curving lines made with mixed smalti (opaque glass tiles) are framed with larger pieces of mirror.  The mirror is especially beautiful in the garden because the trees and sky are reflected from all different angles.  Sometimes the sun even reflects off the mirror into my family room, creating an assortment of rainbows all over the ceiling.

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Colourful Birdhouse

birdhouseside2This brilliant birdhouse is keeping my back yard so cheerful this winter where it’s visible from my kitchen window.  It’s built from scratch, using the safe nesting guidelines for our local nuthatches, so hopefully it will have a new little resident this coming spring. 

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