|Front side of Appalachian bird roost|
I met Miss Sharon about a month ago when I stopped at her place to ask permission to take some photos of her unique bird roost that I had noticed from the road.
She was an older woman that had lost her husband recently. She told me that he loved to watch the birds which gave him the idea to build a nesting box for them. He told her he was going to make it out of coffee cans that he usually saved for nuts and bolts storage.
|Back side of Appalachian bird roost|
He placed his finished roost high in the air using a peeled tree as a post. He partitioned the cans using scrap wood.
Notice the types of coffee cans that he used for his masterpiece. He had old tin cans toward the top while on the bottom row he used newer plastic coffee cans.
I consider this bird roost as a definite piece of Appalachian folk art. Not contrived folk art but the real thing.