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When a Photograph says "How 'Bout You Make Me a Painting?" ~ Sometimes, that's what You Do! On Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  last year  •  96 comments


When a Photograph says "How 'Bout You Make Me a Painting?" ~ Sometimes, that's what You Do! On Creative Arts Three-Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    last year

Good evening.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    last year

Gracie is a terrific model - be it a photo or a derived painting.  My daughter's dog Cody comes in second....

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Kavika
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    last year

Hey, Hey hold on, what do you think I am, chopped liver?

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Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @1.1.1    last year

Oh my, Wiki, what a big nose you have.

The better to smell you with.

Oh my, Wiki, what big eyes you have.

The better to see you with.

Oh my, Wiki, what big ears you have.

The better to hear you with.

Oh my, Wiki, what little front feet you have.

Who do you think I am, the former POTUS?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    last year

I think people will find this quite interesting , although it may be a little long for what it is.

19th Century Photographs Brought To Life

We've gathered a collection of 19th-century portraits that appear to come to life as they glide across your screen. The portraits were given a quick restoration, colorization and some facial motion, using some of the latest tools in AI technology.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @2    last year

Unfortunately it has to be a YouTube.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    last year

I could make a few screen shots for you, but what makes this special is the eye and mouth movements that bring the photos to "life". 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    last year

Does it have a title other than "19th Century Photographs Brought To Life"?

I think this is the kind of thing you're talking about LINK ->

When it stops with a message, just click the "X" to get rid of it, and click the start arrow again. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.2    last year

Same technology , a little bit different approach. The one you posted is of 19th century portrait paintings that are turned into modern day representations of the people and then given facial movements. 

The one I posted is of 19th century photographs that are colorized and given eye and subtle mouth movements. 

Both videos were made by the same people. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.2  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @2    last year

That's very cool, JR.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.3  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  JohnRussell @2    last year

That is incredible.  Almost spooky.

 
 
 
charger 383
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2.4  charger 383  replied to  JohnRussell @2    last year

very cool

 
 
 
evilone
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4  evilone    last year

Last weekend I broke down the 40g forest tank to set up everything in the new 47 rimless tank. This new tank is longer and higher, but also less depth from front to back so it has it's challenges getting things setup. I used some nylon to make bags and filled them with pea gravel to create height for the two "islands" then filled in substrate around them sloping everything from up high in back to low in front. I used some pool filter sand and gravel to create the "beach" area and pathway between the two islands. The wood and rocks I found locally and were in the 40g for a little over a year, I think. I added 2 new "trees". All the wood is connected to square ceramic tile with a stainless steel screw and then covered with rocks and substrate. 

I still have to add moss to the wood and put in some accent wood to make it look like the trees have branches. I thought I'd have the whole weekend to do this, but I just found out this morning that fish I ordered online will be coming today so I'll have to get a lot of things done today. When I get home from the office. Plus I'm setting the 40g back up as a grow out tank for other fish coming today that will eventually go into the 75g when they get big enough. Yikes!!! So much to do in so little time....

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Kavika
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4.1  Kavika   replied to  evilone @4    last year

That sounds like a fishy story, EG.jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @4    last year

After my experience with the disappearing goldfish I certainly have a lot of respect for your knowledge of and skill in doing what you're doing, and anyway, after my goldfish experience all my fish life was with rod and reel or eating. 

 
 
 
evilone
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4.2.1  evilone  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    last year

Thanks Buzz. Like anything else it takes time, patience and dedication. FaceBook, YouTube and internet forums make it easier for hobbyists to share their stories and learn from each other, if one can wade through all the crap that goes on in those same spaces. 

 
 
 
Dig
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4.3  Dig  replied to  evilone @4    last year

That's great, EG! Sounds like quite a bit of work went into it.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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5  Hal A. Lujah    last year

I bought this wood carving a few weeks ago.  The wood grain is so unique that it adds another dimension to it.  Much of my collection is like the gift that keeps on giving, because I can continue to make two dimensional artwork from it.

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Kavika
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5.1  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    last year

Pretty cool, Hal.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    last year

Wow!!! That is an amazing find.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    last year

Other than the face in the mouth, it resembles a Chinese fu dog.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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5.4.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.4    last year

It’s actually a statue of a man in a fu dog costume.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5.4.1    last year

Yes, in the second photo you posted the man's foot is visible. 

 
 
 
Dig
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5.5  Dig  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    last year

That grain is absolutely amazing, especially around the cheeks of the little face in the mouth. I mean, wow! Are you sure that's real wood? 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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5.5.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Dig @5.5    last year

It is real wood, but some of the editing I did really smooths it out.  You can see some of the evidence of woodworking in it.  I can’t imagine how much effort goes into making something like this, and then I end up picking it is at an antique store for only forty bucks.  Here is the original.

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Hal A. Lujah
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6  Hal A. Lujah    last year

These are pieces I bought yesterday, and a rendering of each.

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Kavika
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6.1  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    last year

You're on a roll, Hal...Good job.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Kavika @6.1    last year

Thanks.  I forgot this one.  Lol

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Kavika
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6.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6.1.1    last year

OMG, lol that is ugly with a capital U

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @6.1.2    last year

I second that opinion, but not in a negative way - ugly can be good (1984?).

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6.1.4  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Kavika @6.1.2    last year

It’s much uglier in person.  It’s an actual mask that fits in a way that when you talk the jaw and upper lip move with your facial expressions.  We’re heading home soon and I’m running out of room in my luggage, so I told my wife I might just have to wear it through the airport.  She doesn’t think that will go over very well with TSA. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dig
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6.1.5  Dig  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6.1.1    last year

Wow, that's a little creepy. Not sure I'd want the hanging on a wall, lol.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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6.2  pat wilson  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    last year

Where did you find them ?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  pat wilson @6.2    last year

I found them all at a couple of unique resale shops in Jacksonville, FL.  They had so much cool stuff that I kind of lost control.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
6.2.2  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6.2.1    last year

I live about 90 miles from Jacksonville. 

You best hope that no one with TSA sees that mask or you'll be arrested...jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6.2.3  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Kavika @6.2.2    last year

It’s going in my checked bag for sure.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    last year

Fantasies for real.

 
 
 
Dig
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6.4  Dig  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    last year

Neat stuff!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    last year

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Buzz of the Orient
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7.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7    last year

Why does that image remind me of this?

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Gsquared
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7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    last year

Flower Power

 
 
 
Dig
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7.2  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @7    last year

Do you have roses blooming? Mine are still dormant.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @7.2    last year

The rose in the photo is a small rose and several on that bush are blooming.  We have a few of that type of rose bush and they all have some flowers.  We have one other type of rose blooming, also.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8  devangelical    last year

this was the view from my bedroom for the 15 days I was in mexico, and then the view from the family room.

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Gsquared
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8.1  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @8    last year

You must have really hated that.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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8.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  devangelical @8    last year

Can't see it; it's all HTML code.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.3.1  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @8.3    last year

crap. copied the picture in my photo album and pasted it here. wtf? how do I fix that?

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
8.3.2  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @8.3    last year

I can see it.  I wonder why you're not able to.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8.3.3  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @8.3.2    last year

I can't see them at all.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.3.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @8.3.3    last year

I can see them on my computer.  I just checked my phone and I can't see them there.  On the phone it's the HTML code.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @8    last year

All I can see are codes.

 
 
 
Dig
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8.4.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.4    last year

I can't see them, either.

I see code with Microsoft Edge, and with Google there are little symbols that resemble "do not enter" road signs.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.4.2  devangelical  replied to  Dig @8.4.1    last year

great, now all I see is code.

 
 
 
Dig
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8.4.3  Dig  replied to  devangelical @8.4.2    last year

That's weird. I don't understand that at all.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.4.4  devangelical  replied to  Dig @8.4.3    last year

meh.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
8.4.5  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @8.4.2    last year

Now all I see is code, too.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9  author  A. Macarthur    last year

The beginning of Spring along a nearby stream.

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© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.1  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @9    last year

what can you use as bait to catch frozen fish filets?

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
9.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @9.1    last year

Tartar sauce.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
9.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @9.1.1    last year

LMAO

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
10  Kavika     last year

A beautiful eagle perched on a horse farm fence on 27th ave in Ocala, FL.

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Photo from our local newspaper.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
10.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @10    last year

Great photo.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
11  Buzz of the Orient    last year

Just a couple of odd photos:

My maternal grandmother's candlesticks - they have to be at least 150 years old if not older.

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An embroidery given to us as a wedding present by a very elderly relative of my wife.

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Dig
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11.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    last year
they have to be at least 150 years old if not older

Cool. Do you know what they're made out of? They look almost bronzish.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
11.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @11.1    last year

Either brass or bronze, I guess.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
11.2  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    last year

The candlesticks are interesting.  Did you grandmother bring them from the old country, as we say?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
11.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @11.2    last year

My maternal grandmother immigrated to Canada from Ukraine, and she brought the candlesticks which were a kind of family heirloom from there.  My mother was born in Ukraine, and my father was born in White Russia, so I have the blood of both sides, which is one of the reasons I refuse to take sides in the conflict. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
12  Gsquared    last year

Two weeks ago, I posted the photo below.  Yesterday I submitted it to a competition on an international photo website called Lensculture.com, and they just posted it as an Editor's Pick in their Competition Gallery.  The competition winners will be announced in a few weeks.    If you scroll through the gallery at the bottom of the linked page, you will see the photo.

View, Study in Black and White  © G. Gam  

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A. Macarthur
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12.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @12    last year

Wishing you luck!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @12.1    last year

Thanks!

 
 
 
devangelical
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12.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @12    last year

very cool, congrats!

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
12.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @12.2    last year

Thanks.  I'm excited!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12.2.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @12.2.1    last year

Best of luck and it's a beautiful photo.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
12.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @12.2.2    last year

Thanks, Kavika.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @12    last year

You deserve a win with that photo.  I thought it was an amazing photo creation when you first posted it here, and remarked then about the total composition of it.  I meant everything about it, including the framing. . 

A couple of months ago I won a photo contest as well, but since I used my real name I don't intend to post anything about it here. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.3    last year

Why haven't you posted your winning photo on here?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
12.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @12.3.1    last year

I'll reply to you in a PN.

 
 
 
Dig
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12.4  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @12    last year

Good luck!

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
12.4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @12.4    last year

Thanks, Dig.  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13  author  A. Macarthur    last year

original

Nothing wrong with a little bit of fantasy.

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @13    last year

Nice!

 
 
 
Dig
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14  Dig    last year

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @14    last year

Excellent.

 
 
 
Dig
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15  Dig    last year

Remember the bird house I made last year? It turned out to be a little too big for wrens, so this year I thought I'd put it out early for the bluebirds. I wasn't sure if they'd nest in a hanging house, but they took right to it! And I mean right to it. They were checking it out almost as soon as I'd walked away. Who knew?

It's in an oak by the little pond, and the spring peepers were in full chorus while I was recording these clips, so feel free to mute the audio if you want. They can be annoying.

I haven't noticed any action at all on the new house that I put out last week, the one on the post. It might be too close to the woods for bluebirds, with brush nearby and too many limbs overhead. I may end up moving that one to a more open location.

I didn't realize until seeing the video that the finish on the front of that house isn't holding up very well, but with a nest being built it's too late to fix it now. I work on it next year before putting it out again.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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15.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @15    last year

The houses you make for the birds must be for them like having a suite at the Waldorf, compared to what they would normally have to use. 

As for that other birdhouse, maybe the birds have had bad experiences making a nest in a mailbox.

 
 
 
Dig
Professor Participates
15.1.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.1    last year

Nah. I've seen lots of bird houses built like that. Carolina wrens supposedly prefer them. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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16  author  A. Macarthur    last year

Calling it another week. See everyone on Thursday night.

 
 

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