Yesterday's post turned out to be so beguiling to me that I decided to create a photo essay of buildings built for others: animals, mail, the pleasure of creating a small structure.
I love this mailbox in the shape of a cottage, complete with barrel tile roof:
I seem to have more photos of birdhouses than doghouses or mailboxes or other small structures.
I wonder what a bird would think of such a place. "Gee, this is gaudy." "Wow, up in New England you wouldn't have these tropical colors." "I wish we could have afforded an extra bedroom." "Who knew that being a snowbird would be so much fun."
Below, church as birdhouse:
Sometimes the sea gives you what you need to embellish a castle made of sand:
And sometimes, you must resort to Legos:
Gingerbread makes a very good building material, no matter what season it is:
And of course, there are the final houses that we build for our dead:
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