Thursday, June 16, 2011

I have long wished for a real bird's nest to decorate my house with, but not wanting to barge in on nature and steal someone's home, well...

However! Little birdies recently built a nest under the eaves and farm-bred hubby did not approve in the least. He was quick to pull it down... and then bring it to me!



I am in love. With the man who thinks to bring me a bird's nest!

Meanwhile, our parakeet Phoebe laid her first eggs and sat on them while her hubby kept guard and fed her. (such a lovely metaphor, no? I praised him profusely for that.). Sadly and after long days of waiting, her eggs dried up; but before I could salvage them, she pecked them open and began to eat what she found. Who knew birds did that?

And I was hoping to see tiny naked bird mouths gaping up asking for food, and hear their sweet silent chirps fill my spirit. Maybe next time...

13 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love that now you know that your husband listens to what maters to you. How sweet is he?

Out on the prairie said...

Poor birds, maybe the eggs weren't fertilized.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

I love the observational poetry that underlies this post.

Linda said...

Do you remember when Heidi's little Bluebell laid 32 eggs - all to no avail? Then we brought her a mate and as soon as he got the chance he flew the coop, literally, to the highest tree possible. Sadly, he was a loaner, and we could not give him back!

texwisgirl said...

sometimes hens have this issue of eating their own eggs - not good for production...

sorry your little keets didn't make it. but glad you finally got your birds' nest!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the greenery intertwined in the nest. So sweet! :)

MaCoBra said...

Nice post... and running 7KM! I do the same, that is the best way to loose weight.. ;)

Meg said...

How sweet! And such a nice bird nest too. :)

Randy said...

The way birds construct their nest is so fascinating. Sorry about the eggs but as you said maybe next time. Nice photo.

Dawn said...

Nothing more incredibly amazing than a birds nest.....except for a man who knows your heart!!
:)

Judy said...

Oh man, I feel sad the little ones didn't make it. Such a sweet hubby you have there :)

Marissa ♥ said...

What a beautiful nest...glad your hubby is so thoughtful!

Trisha said...

You have such a sweet hubby! :)

Too bad about your birds....I hope she tries again!!