Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Barn Swallows




I knew I had several nests in the various outbuildings around here, but I didn't realize quite how many until they started congregating on the wire. What you can't see is there were another 10 to 20 sitting on the granary too.


I can't imagine what the mosquito population would be without these barn swallows.

I've been experimenting with making notecards from some of the photos from around the farm. My sister did some with fancy edges, she scrapbooks. (Rounded edges on the hollyhock card at left, and the blue one on the right.) I may put some up on Etsy eventually.

Anybody want a set? Leave a comment and I'll do a random drawing. I only ask that you give me your honest opinion about them.

10 comments:

LostInCO said...

I think they are wonderful! I love them.

rilera said...

Your photos are beautiful and so are your cards. What a great idea!

flintysooner said...

I had swallows lined up on our electric line just like that yesterday. I just missed the picture and I'm so glad you got one. Just wonderful little birds.

Lona said...

Beautiful! I'd like to see you make cards from your animal photos, as well...

punkin said...

I like your photos. They are the kind of photos I like to post on the wall by my desk to cheer me while I work.

Mary said...

This city gal so enjoys all the photos you post. The notecards are lovely!

Olga said...

I like the hollihocks and the sunflower. The spider webs would make very nice cards, they are so abstract to be interesting,like a string of beads or something.

Cindy said...

I randomly love them. But, I am a random gardener so that's a given, huh? I love barn swallows. We don't have them in St. Louis. Too much city, not enough fields and barns. Thank heaven we have bats.

Anonymous said...

I think barn swallows are every bit as pretty as blue birds! So sweet.
As for your note cards, they are wonderful. Definitely put some up for sale on Etsy. It is so hard to find beautiful cards for sale, that are not all the same image. I like variety! I love the hollyhocks the best.

~gr8aunt Amanda

Turtle said...

i love barn swallows! ok i like any birds but the woodpecker who likes to bang on the metal tin above our chimney, sounds like a jackhammer, lol! I think the cards are beautiful!