Sunday, April 19, 2009

" Oh What A Beautiful Morning!"

I can hear my husband singing this song in his resonant, operatic voice. It always makes me laugh. Saturday morning was beautiful, and so I went outside to the yard around 7:30 a.m. I managed to get quite a bit of work done. Weeding,trimming and raking. All of your normal yard work. This year however it was a little trickier then usual. Jake and I built an arbor several years ago to support a climbing rose that we have. Over the winter two of the rungs had sprung out on one side. It was something that Jake had intended on fixing on one of his weekends home. Well now it's going to have to wait.

A mama Robin decided to build her nest in the broken rungs of the arbor. I took this photo from upstairs. If you look closely you can see her eggs. Needless to say it was a little tricky trying to work around the area without disturbing her. She watched me very closely and I suppose she decided that I was no threat and returned to her nest. She let me work, and I was grateful that there were no attacks. I went to give her fresh water in the bird bath and discovered that my 15 year old hose had finally bit the dust. So when my husband came home we went to purchase a nice new hose. We brought it home, hooked it up, put the sprayer on it and discovered that it too bit the dust! Isn't it funny how things work out sometimes! Well mama bird at least got some fresh water and this morning I got a new sprayer.


Eileen said...

This was so sweet! How lucky for you to witness that Mama keeping watch over her tiny blue eggs!

Really nice pictures, I enjoyed them a lot!

marcy said...

How did you ever get such great pictures? You've got some talent there! Thank you for being tender hearted and leaving the nesting alone!!!

blessings on you always,


Diana said...

The photos were kinda tricky. The one taken with the eggs showing,I had to hang out of the upstairs window.It wasn't dangerous but I did worry about dropping my camera out the window. The photo of mama I took from my daughters window and nearly every time I came to the window she would fly away!So I had to be a little sneaky.Thanks for the nice words!