I'm on a posting binge today! I've had some lanterns hanging on my side patio for a couple of years. One of them recently fell down (miraculously not breaking), and hubby placed it on the patio table. I happened to look at it today. Here's what I found:
Obviously, somebody (probably finches) had built themselves a nice little home in the lantern. Here's what the inside of the nest looks like:
The outside is woven of grass and weeds, and the inside is lined with bits of paper and a red thread, and, in the very center, tufts of nice, soft Ruthie fur! This is just about the sweetest thing evcer, and I'm glad there were no eggs yet when the lantern blew down.