Can one have an obsession with birdhouses?
With the vibrant arrival of new leaves and boisterous songbirds long deterred by frigid temperatures, springtime in Des Moines stimulates the exuberant energies of youth. The melodies of bio-diversity rewrite expectations for the seasons ahead, casting aside the death of winter for an improvisation of sounds that inspire our hearts.
This creative concoction is a powerful elixir, one that has influenced artists throughout the millennia as each have grappled with the wonders of nature and their relationship it it. Passionate about the ecology of our own habitat and the importance of Central Iowa’s landscape, the springtime arrival of color and song has inspired staff to build a diversity of birdhouses: a reflection of the creative dynamic neighborhoods we aspire to build.
Beyond the metaphor of building birdhouses, perhaps it’s our inherent nature for change, or a recurrent nesting instinct that encourages us to make our spaces anew? Remodeling reflects the changing seasons of our lives and our homes host the spirit of this change; nurturing this spirit supports our personal well-being, extending benefit to those around us, and generates lasting impact on so many levels.