Thanks to Susan and her wonderfully inspirational blog. She hosts Metamorphasis Monday every week and causes all of us to look for changes we can make, big and small. Please go visit everyone participating at: http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
I planted the gourds all around this dog pen. They are big climbing vines. And when the gourds started growing then went down through the pen. It was a wonderful magical looking place while they were growing.
You can do a lot of crafty things with gourds but I like bird houses the best.
The gourds must be well dried till you can hear the seeds shake inside. Then the outside must be scrubbed and cleaned till smooth.
After it was all cleaned and drilled I painted the leaves on there and then sprayed it with a waterproof coating and of course added a perch and hook.
Now, giving it back to house a little bird.
(Well, not exactly this one, it's in my house, but a few other ones have had birds nesting in them.)
Here's some more of natures changes:
From tiny acorns . . .
So grows the giant oak tree.
And here's another:
The seed falls in this spiney covering and when it's ready it pops open and "births" this beautiful buckeye seed.
and if things go just right . . . you'll gain a large Buckeye Tree.Look around you everyone. There is a wonderful metaphorphasis going on all around us.