We have these annoying climbing vines that try to take over the front of our house. They grow so fast and just appear out of nowhere! I cracked up when I walked outside this evening and saw this. Our porch is under attack! ♥
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This is the longest and most springish spring I can remember. The weather is warm with a nice breeze, the sun is shining, birds are singing and flowers are blooming everywhere… and it’s been going on for longer than like 4 days! (I think that’s a record.) We have a super extra dose of spring at our house now, too. A robin decided to build her nest right on our front porch this year! We noticed the nest the other day, but there were no eggs inside. Then, this morning while I was doing some sewing in the dining room, I saw a bird perched in it, but couldn’t make out what kind it was. (I was praying for a robin.) I decided not to bother the mama and waited and waited for her to fly away so I could check the nest for eggs. The UPS man showed up and scared her away, so I hustled out there, all pregnant and sloppy in a t-shirt and pajama pants with no shoes on, climbed up the porch chairs and onto the railing to take a look inside. I couldn’t believe it!
Her nest is a work of art in a perfect spot, completely protected from the wind and rain. Inside was one perfect, beautiful, bright blue egg. I was giddy with excitement, taking pictures of it with my phone, calling people to tell them about it. Later on, Vada and I went out to run a few errands, and we made sure to be really quiet so we wouldn’t upset the mama bird. She didn’t fly away when we left, so I think we’re pals. She’s got her nest, I’m pregnant – we have a mutual understanding.
When we came back, mama was gone, so I took another peek inside and there was another egg! I got a step ladder out so I could take more pictures without breaking my neck, and showed Vada, too. She is so excited and said she wants to kiss the babies when they hatch. I told her she can’t do that. I also told her all about how the mama will sit on the eggs until they hatch, and then she’ll bring them food until they get bigger and then she will teach them how to fly and they will be out on their own to make nests and hatch their own eggs! Vada then became concerned that the babies will miss their mommy when they leave. That’s my Vada… always worrying.
It’s kind of silly, but I really feel honored and proud to have that nest on my porch. ♥