Sunday, March 2, 2014

FREE Downloadable Desktop Calendar - March 2014 featuring Nesting Bluebird

To download the calendar just click the image above, and either save to your computer or as your desktop background for immediate use.

As some of you know, I had a computer melt down in late January so was not able to do a February desktop calender. I now have a bright shiney new Mac computer, but its been quite a learning curve coming from nearly 20 yrs on a Windows PC.  My PhotoShop program went along with the old PC, so I'm doing a trial with the Mac-based Pixelmator. 

My first project is my March 2014 Desktop Calendar, which features my Nesting Bluebird watercolor painting and an image of an old calendar page I've been keeping for years. Do any of you also keep your old calendars? I keep all of mine, most of which have gardening themes, because I just love all the gorgeous photography in them and, well, you never know when they might come in handy!

I also want to talk just a bit about how important it is to give our little bluebird friends a helping hand this time of year. Now is the time to install the special housing they require, or if you already have a bluebird house, to give it a good cleanout. 

Not exactly to bluebird house specs, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Some of you many know that during much the 1990's I had a decorative birdhouse biz called "The Crane's Nest", which of course is the address of my blog! I've lived in 3 other locations since those days and although I no longer make birdhouses for sale, I always make a few of them for my new gardens. I made this snow covered church birdhouse last summer and its installed in a small perennial garden at my new home in West Virginia.

Here in the mid-Atlantic region we hope to begin seeing bluebirds soon as they search for suitable housing. Unfortunately, since this winter just doesn't seem to want to ever end (they are calling for snow YET AGAIN tonight in my area), I fear we may not see them for a few weeks yet.

Now, if you like my Desktop Calendars and want to to be notified when they become available, please consider joining my blog or following by email. (See forms over to the right.)

And please feel free to share my FREE Downloadable Desktop Calendar for March 2014 using the links below. (Those teeny tiny boxes - Twitter, Facebook, etc. - over on the left side within the larger grey box.)



jan said...

Hi Cindy,
Love the little desktop calendar. Thank you for that! We are expecting rain tonight thank goodness not snow. Maybe this winter will be over soon.An elderly neighbor that passed last year always kept bluebird houses on our fence post down a field road. I hope to get them cleaned and ready since Mr A is no longer here to do that. They need painted too. Hope your snow is light and it warms up soon.
xo jan

jan said...

Thanks for the calendar! It is really pretty on my monitor! Glad to see you are getting along with your Mac!

Charlotte Wilson said...

Blue birds are my favorite and have only seen the Easter bluebird a couple of times around here. I have heard that they like open fields....does a driving range on a golf course count?

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nicole said...

Your birdhouse is outstanding!!!! WOW! I didn't know that you made birdhouses! And how awesome is that calendar!! Happy week to you!

Laurie Cox said...

Thanks for the calendar....and, love the birdhouse.

Karen Miller said...

Hi Cynthia - yes I'm one of those that keep all of my old Calendars. I collect the Lang Songbird calendars and they are just beautiful (kinda like your artwork!)... Thanks for the free downloadable for March - so pretty. Love your bird house as well. It's been a rough winter here in the Northeast and the birds get TLC here at our home. We have Bluebirds year round here - I don't know how they do it. We are fortunate to see them because they use the heated birdbath we maintain. A lovely sight in the dead of winter. Have a splendid week now, take care. Karen

tante mali said...

Hi Cinthya,
oh my god, your birds have a castle. It's soooo beautiful. Mine have to live in more than less normal houses. I have to chance it for the next season.
Nice on your little corner of the www.
All the best from Austria

Gill said...

Hi Cynthia
Jan from sewandsowfarm says Hi and she's having a giveaway too!