I went to Julian, California, for their Apple Days the weekend of September 24 and discovered three cool stores. The Warm Hearth is in my blog post here. The second one I want to talk about is The Birdwatcher. How can anyone resist going into a store called The Birdwatcher?
The first home that I remember was where we lived when I was 5 in 1960. It had a row of windows under the eaves to let light into the living room. Sadly, birds would fly into the windows and knock themselves out, dying an agonizing death on the ground below. I was picking up dead birds every morning. I resolved to never have windows that would kill birds. Of course, now that I’m a little older, I realize that all windows have the potential to kill birds. You can help our feathered friends by using WindowAlert. Pretty neat.
Rick & Brenda Campbell own The Birdwatcher, and Brenda kindly gave me permission to take interior photos for my blog post here. Thank you, Brenda!
A beautiful selection of wind chimes just in case you don’t have any songbirds at your place.
Birds like taking baths. I mean, who doesn’t?
Bird cards to send your family and friends.
Real honest-to-goodness books about birds for your own personal library.
Cute hangings for your yard.
They have a special wall in the store where they display bird pictures taken by anyone and everyone. All you have to do is send them a picture!
Bird houses and bird feeders of all shapes and sizes to help us care for our feathered friends.
Proof outside that their bird feeders work:
Hot pads, coffee cups, and hand towels.
Birds, nests, and eggs for inside, without the resulting mess to clean up.
Shirts and socks. No pants? No underwear? Sad.
Beautiful and whimsy wall art.
Of course, I came home with something. I could have come home with a lot more but I was in the Corolla instead of the 18-wheeler.
And if there are birds around, well, you know there has to be a cat around, too. Here’s The Birdwatchers indoor kitty:
As soon as I told her that I was going to make her an Internet star, she gave me that look in the first photo and then curled up and pretended she was asleep. Yeah, right.
I was carrying my new video recorder around with me and got a short video of the many hummingbirds hanging out. I think The Birdwatcher even has more hummingbirds than the San Diego Zoo!
If you need anything at all relating to birds, stop by The Birdwatcher in Julian, California.