T Tuesday: tree house edition

Mini-me and I took a little excursion to the MN Landscape Arboretum. We had several things in mind. Photography, exercise and scouting locations for senior pictures. As we walked the 3 mile drive we saw a few of the art installations for this year.

Amazing Spaces: tree houses is the overall theme. We did not see all of them nor did I get photos of each. Each was unique. Some better than others or perhaps more detailed and understandable in concept.

This is the one I fell in love with.  A human sized birdhouse as you can see by Mini-me peering through the glass.

I was amazed and thrilled by the level of detail that went into the interior.

As I stood on the step to take it all in, I saw that someone had set things up for tea. Oh how I wished that we could sit and have tea for real inside.

All-in-all it was a great morning spent with my girl. Incidentally we did go back with J to take senior pictures. They turned out great. There is a little part of me that really wants to share a couple of my favorites but I made the decision long ago to never show their faces or use real names for them as they are minors.

We still plan to take more senior pictures in a more urban setting as well…just to make the choice even more difficult. LOL

Today Mini-me and I might go to the zoo…or else that will be tomorrow. Today we’d be on the clock to get home in time for a meeting. I don’t like to rush fun outings especially when they are quite pricey like the MN Zoo!!

This is our last “free week” or I should say mostly free week so we are trying to get in some stay-cation activities before that school bell rings.

What are you doing today?


  1. I loved the first one best until I saw the detail inside the second one. The details are incredible, including the stained glass and all the miniatures. It’s amazing and a great way to celebrate T time.

    I applaud you for not showing the children’s faces. Lots of parents, especially in the scrapbooking community don’t feel that way, but I think you have a great idea. If someone doesn’t want their face shown on a blog, then there are ways to work around that, like how you showed mini-me today.

    Thanks for taking us to the Arboretum and sharing this tea time set-up for T this Tuesday.

  2. Carol L Samselsays: Reply

    Love that BIG BIRD HOUSE and all of the details inside! Someone really went to a lot of trouble to create that one. Have a great day and Thank You for stopping by my blog ♥

  3. Kathyinozarkssays: Reply

    That was amazing!! I watched the treehouse show on animal planet and it amazes me what he makes for his clients-just so neat.
    that would have been a great place for tea
    Happy T Day and thanks for sharing the bird house Kathy

  4. Love that birdhouse. What a cool place for Senior pictures. Do you get to take your own picture to use in the yearbook? We had to use a photographer from the school. We used one standard headshot for the yearbook (free). I didn’t like the pictures so didn’t buy the package too expensive. I took the Young One to a local farm and took my own pictures.

    The Young One and I also visited the MN Zoo. Loved it. Especially since it was a blistering hot day we got to ride the tram.

    Thanks for the memories. Happy T Day

  5. Wow, I love the human-sized birdhouse, isn’t it magical! How lovely that you can peer inside and wonder at all those amazing details 😁. Glad your pictures went well, have fun at the zoo and wishing you happiness this T Day! J 😊

  6. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, Halle. Like you, I can’t imagine life without my blog.

    The birdhouse of Arthur J.E. Wren is absolutely fascinating. Like you said, so much detail inside. Plus so many vintage oddities.

    I applaud your decision to protect your children’s identities. The internet can be a dangerous place. Better safe than sorry.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  7. Meggymaysays: Reply

    Wow to those amazing photos of the bird house. What fantastic building and the inside looked so inviting with the great interior details.
    Happy T day.

  8. Its too bad this is the last week but sounds like you are having a fun. That birdhouse was wonderful! It would make an interesting art studio I think. 🙂 Happy T day. Erika

  9. Oh what an amazing bird house! So pretty inside. Of course there is no bed as it has a perch. It took me a while to realize that!Lol!
    I also hadn’t realized that seniors were children. Here when we talk about seniors, we mean older people.
    Belated happy T-Day,

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