Watch RO’s “Bird Houses of Ridgefield, Washington” video below, as he meanders his way down the Lake River in Ridgefield, WA, discovering one of our Earth’s greatest kept secrets! Read along below the video to see RO’s transcript and enjoy this multi-media experience to its fullest:
“I don’t know who made the birdhouses along the Lake River in Ridgefield, Washington. In all my boating days in that area there have been bird houses here and there, on old pilings along the waterways. But, I had not noticed any new bird houses until the spring of 2018.
I assume it was a home hobbyist. And, I assume it was a retired person who has been enjoying the art of aging.
After seeing the birdhouses, I decided I would like to visit with their creator. So, I called the Port of Ridgefield, the Ridgefield Fire Department (they have a boat), the Clark County Sheriff (they have several boats), the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge (they manage a lot of birds), and I called the Ridgefield hardware store, where you can buy boat launch passes. No one knew the bird houses existed, let along who built and placed them.
Bart Simpson “I Karumba!” Birdhouse
Who is the mystery creator of the beautiful Bird Houses of Ridgefield, WA? Must be a bird fancier. Must have a workshop to create such fine art. These projects take time, so it would be a wonderful senior activity, brought about by someone who is living life now. Someone who is not waiting nor has stopped living their life. These birdhouses are the result of someone who is actively aging with a great philosophy for life and the good spirit of aging. At least that’s my guess.
The birdhouses had a fairly high degree of difficulty to install. The birdhouses are high on pilings that are in the Lake River. That means that a boat was needed. Also, that means that there would have to be a ladder of some kind, or a scaffolding involved. Or, maybe boots with pole climbing spurs and a waist strap around the pilings to climb them. The bird houses are very well secured to the pilings. So, good tools and hardware were required to install the bird houses.
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I would like to say thank you to whoever made and installed those birdhouses. The birdhouses are beautiful, and, as you can see from the photos, the birds like them.
I’ll bet there are more of those classy birdhouses in the Ridgefield area.
Time to go exploring and enjoy the good spirit of aging.” ~RO
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