Thank you so much to a good friend, Nicky Stolker, of Amsterdam that alerted me to this visual column. What else can you say, but, “WOW, WOW.”
This is just the cover of the Philip Jodidio authored Patrick Hruby illustrated Taschen published awesomeness…
I can’t stop watching them walk around the garden. And, I get excited at sunset because the white ones glow with the purple and pink hues. Granted, I can only keep about 3 at a time because I live in Urban City. (I keep them as pets and name them and love them and get plenty of eggs for one household from them.) But, I just came across this fabulous blog site: BibliOdyssey! Rare Audubon plates, botanical plates…etc.
My mother gave me my first pet duck when I was an 8 year old and I haven’t quit keeping birds, yet. They are an elegant and easy addition to your garden and their benefits to soil and your soul are endless. I say easy, because, a lot of my clients think it will be difficult to have birds around and it is just as easy as stretching chicken wire across a frame. Mind, I am not talking of a caged bird…the difference in a cage and an aviary is that aviaries allow the birds to fly. Just pick a spot and give them a little room and they will delight you every single morning. It is a thrill to visit your avaiary….I promise. And, they eat bugs.