We had an arctic blast with single digit temperatures and snow last week that kept me indoors and inspired me to do some winter nesting.
I was packing up and organizing the Christmas ornaments while I was housebound with our 7″ of snow last weekend, and I was sorting all the bird ornaments that normally flock to my Potting Shed in December.
I always feel a little blue after the tree comes down and I miss the soft glow of the twinkling lights after Christmas.
After removing all the Christmas red and packing up Santa and his reindeer for another year, I decided a winter tree might be a cheery solution for the month of January.
I added an assortment of sparkly snowflakes and icy branches from my Christmas decorations. . .
The sparkling silver leaves were from my New Year’s Countdown Tree last year.
I always pick up a bird ornament or two to add to my collection every year. This Titmouse flew home with me when I found him on sale after Christmas.
I managed to capture a photo of a Titmouse dining at a Bird Seed Cottage during the snow last weekend.
I’ve added a few owls over the years, this one helped me celebrate with a Happy Owl-idays table.
I had some pheasant feathers with my floral stash that I used on my Welcome Fall Wreath that I added to the tree. Harvested dried hydrangea blooms and frosted pine cone sprays provide some filler and texture.
The birds are happy to do some winter nesting on the tree before having to migrate to the attic for another year!
Snowflakes add a little sparkle for a gray and dreary month. . .
Whooooo thinks a tree in January is a crazy idea. . .?
I admit to being a little stir crazy after being housebound for four days last week :)
I’ve never had a tree up past the first week in January before but I like the soft glow and sparkle it provides for winter and since it’s artificial I don’t have to worry about it drying out and becoming a fire hazard.
This little Black-capped Chickadee flew south for the winter permanently as a gift from Lynn at Happier Than a Pig In Mud, several years ago, thanks again Lynn :)
Our snow has melted and we’re back in the 60s and 70s this weekend but I’m sure Mother Nature has more winter weather in store.
Hope you’re staying warm and cozy in your nest ♥