Sunday, March 12, 2023

Fantasy Spring Nest with Eggs

fantasy Spring Eggs in Nest flowers by Jeanne Selep siberian grass
My fantasy Spring Nest

Locations south of me are seeing signs of spring, but here in Wisconsin we had snow this weekend. To get in the Easter and Spring mindset, I decided to share a fantasy spring bird nest with eggs. The nest is real, the eggs and flowers are real, but the photo is entirely "styled". The photos where taken on April 2 in a previous year.

Fantasy Spring Eggs in Nest siberian grass blue flowers by Jeanne Selep
Fantasy Spring Eggs in Nest

When I find abandoned bird nests around my house, I place them outside on my window ledges. For this 'vignette', I used one of those nests, store bought quail eggs (that my kids wouldn't eat), and placed the nest in a blooming patch of early spring flowers.

Fantasy Spring Easter nest with eggs flowers
Fantasy Spring Nest



Happy St Pat's Day, 

and Happy Easter!

Notes: I planted the flowers, Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa luciliae) long ago. Glory of the Snow blooms very early in spring with upward facing blue flowers, making it a lovely and welcome sign of spring here. The flowers spread easily (with encouragement). What does 'spreads easily (with encouragement)' mean? You place the tiny bulbs in the lawn, and over years the flowers will spread slowly, within a couple of square feet. If you want to have it spread over multiple areas you have to place the bulbs there. It seems to grow better in the shade, and the bulbs don't seem harmed by lawn weed chemicals. 

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NCSue said...

Thank you for joining us this week at I love your bird nest!

Veronica Lee said...

It's beautifully styled and so perfect for Easter.

Happy Monday!

Violetta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - nice easter fotos - but there is a bit of time till easter....
all the best

Peabea Scribbles said...

I love the nest idea. I've never really kept them, but now you've given a great idea.Perfect. Love seeing the blue flowers with the nest. Happy week, and thanks for visiting me and sharing.

Christy G said...

I’ve never been lucky enough to find a birds nest. I love that you kept them and put them around the house so that birds can continue to enjoy it.

Rudbekia said...

This nest looks beautiful. And for Christmas it's still on holiday.

Babajeza said...

The birds nest ist lovely.

We had a blackbird nesting at a place where we could see the eggs last year. Unfortunatelly the blackbird abandonded the eggs and nested someplace else. It might have been due to our cat. Gladly, the or a blackbird is back in the orchard this year. I can hear him sing every morning in the apple trees. :-)

Hopefully, spring will come soon at your place and ours.


Joanne said...

What beautiful spring photos!

Michelle said...

I like this photo! I find nests on the ground quite a bit around my farm. I always pick them up and use them for various things. Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you back again.

Catherine said...

The bird nest is perfect for Spring and Easter decoration!

Tom said...

...this is beautiful. Are you one of Mother Nature's assistants?

Create With Joy said...

This is SO beautiful!
Congrats for being featured at Inspire Me Monday 569!