I remember always wanting a fancy cubby house – abit like the one Lewi has yet he’s never really played in;) My brother and I built a cubby of sorts in our big old pine tree at The Pinch. It was fort-like and very basic. The fun was in the building and creating because I don’t really remember spending much time actually hanging out in it. We loved building cubbies in the bush too. We’d get branches, sticks and leaves and pile them up against a fallen down log. They were lots of fun to build too. I’d be too scared to sit in them for long though because there was always a huntsman or two lurking in the timber and leaf matter.
These willow cubbies are so lovely, aren’t they? I have tried to make one before, quite awhile ago now, and…well…let’s just say it didn’t look anything like these! It did grow though which is the beauty of willow. If you put willow canes in the ground in winter when they are leafless, by the spring you will see new growth appearing on the canes. It’s like the whole cubby coming to life! Willow needs plenty of water though so probably not a good idea in drought conditions. We live on a swampy block so fortunately willow grows very well at our place…like a weed! 🙂
I hope you enjoy looking at these little garden (and some, indoor) kids nests. Maybe a cubby-building project could be next on your feathering and nesting agenda?