Party on the patio!

Bird #1

2 really cute birds are making a nest in our patio (balcony) corner. And the husband and I are making sure they are comfortable. We put out bird food and water for them. Mostly, the bird food gets eaten by squirrels that frequent our patio. But I think these 2 birds are quite wild, and anyway do not prefer the food we put out. They are really tiny and fly fast and make the cutest chirping noise. It is just so much fun to wake up every morning and check on them the first thing. Every morning they are either busy building their nest with twigs in their beak or just sun bathing on our patio railing. Whenever we go out on the patio, they do not like if we spend more than a few minutes outside. Especially if they are in the middle of their nest-building. They fly around chirping wildly hoping we will go inside. 🙂

Bird #2


Our most frequent visitor!

Few weeks back, we procured a bunch of plants for our small patio garden. I was still recuperating from my fiasco of caring for an orchid (make that two orchids). What happened to the orchids is better left unsaid! But the husband mentioned he will take initiative to care for the garden and I reluctantly agreed. We got a mint plant and a flowering plant from the farmer’s market. I did ask the gardener there to show me the least maintenance plant and he pointed towards the mint. Hence, that was one obvious choice. To give company to these two, someone from my company gave away a bunch of tomato saplings and I got home 3 of them. My group mate who is into gardening assured me that tomato is a robust plant, and I need not hyper ventilate at the thought of keeping it alive.

The husband is getting super excited about our small plant collection and wants to add few more flowering plants to it. Me, I still think we are biting off more than we can chew. But either way, our patio is currently a very happening place. With birds, squirrels and plants in abundance 🙂

some of our plants-tomato, yellow flowering plant, another tomato, chillies

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18 Responses to Party on the patio!

  1. Arch says:

    Such a cheer! 🙂

  2. nightflier says:

    🙂 I could not keep a tulsi plant alive in this hot Indian summer, so I am also kinda nervous to get anymore plants on my platter.. but I think once it rains, it will be a good start to get some more living beings into my life 😀
    so happy to see these images early in the morning! take care 😉

  3. Loved this post and the pictures!!! Please share more pictures of the most happening patio in the blogosphere 😀

  4. My Era says:

    Absolutely delightful….super liked this post and those wonderful pictures 😀 😀

  5. Kunal says:

    Seeing birds make a home in our home is such a pretty sight. Gives a sense of pleasure and an unparalleled excitement that another living being considers our living place worthy of that space…and the pictures are so great…especially the first one and ‘Bully’ one!! 😀

  6. Pepper says:

    What a cheerful patio. And very good work with the camera, I must say 🙂

  7. Gayatri says:

    I killed a plant that my friend trusted me with! But your little nursery looks so cute. And those birds … 🙂 If anyone in India reads this they’ll ask you when you’re having kids given the kind and nurturing nature of this post no? 😉

    BTW yes, I’m finally back in the swing of things. It’s been a crazy few weeks!

  8. What wonderful shots ya! I cannot even keep a cactus alive! 😛 #fact

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  9. wow wow wow , How did you take such beautiful pictures oh my i need ot learn and learn more…

    and the plants wow , i have tomatoes tooo , tried the chillies but they wont grow because of cold 😦 will try too need some seeds for that
    and is that marigold the yellow ones .. beautiful .. teach me how to take such lovely pics pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • thanks 🙂 Yea, here too plants grow only in summer…once it gets cold, they wither off.
      The easiest way to learn to take good photos is to keep taking more photos and consciously try and learn on ways to improve them, like composition, light etc.

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