See my antique baskets hanging there? Naked they are! Right there on the front doors for all to see.
They look nice due the ornate backing, but there were arrangements in them. I had to remove them.
A lovely feathered couple decided to move in last week. Into the baskets. I heard a commotion out front and went to check. The one bird somehow became entangled in their own nesting material they had put in the one basket. I had to gently unravel as much as I could from the bird's wings. I decided I might need scissors to cut the rest so I would not hurt the bird. I went to retrieve the scissors and when I returned the bird was gone. I quickly removed the arrangements from the baskets leaving a bare look.
You would think I would learn. One time I had wreaths on the front doors. One evening when I opened the door which opens into the house, a little wren flew in from the wreath and sat on the banister by our stairs. Okay, let's just shoo you out. I opened the door again and in flew mr. wren. He sat on our kitchen cupboards and decided to scold us all.
Hmmm...plan B. Shut off all the lights in the house. Turn the porch lights on. Open the doors and stand back. It worked. Out they flew and I quickly slammed the doors shut. We've had many critters come into our home. Someday I'll have to tell ya about the flying squirrel in our living room. Uninvited, of course.
Anyway, yesterday I walked out onto the front porch and there laid a bird's nest. Didn't come from the baskets on the doors. After examining it's shape, I knew it came from the top of the post on our porch. I reached up and tucked it back in place while a bird watched me. I went in and she flew to her nest and started working on it. It fell again. Oh for pete's sake! I went out and put it back. She came again and this time was able to accomplish her little task. Sometimes we just need a little help!