Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sometimes You Just Have To Start Over...From Scratch!
Well, when they were off on one of their excavations hubby took the camera out to see if he could get a little look see! The nest is kinda up in the tree a ways, so hubby had to try to take some shots of it without actually being able to look down into it...*Our tree-climbing days are over....OVER!! LOL*
Speaking of working hard, WOW! Just wait until I show you the beautiful shot hubby finally did get!! Those Robins are amazing! Last year, in the early Spring, they built a nest in this tree. A beautiful nest! And they even laid at least one egg in it...but the swirling winds...or some cat prowling around the backyard (That's what Hubby thinks might have happened)...whipped that egg out of the nest and landed it on our patio.
The nest got terribly damaged and fell completely out of the tree. :-( All that hard work...GONE! And even though we saw them swooping all over the backyard, and gathering materials for another nest....they didn't rebuild in this tree.
Now, this year, I guess they decided they would try it again...Give it another Go....Begin again....Start over from scratch....YAY! for you Robins!! Because sometimes...even as humans have come to realize...you just have to try it again, and start over from scratch! :-] You just can't let swirling winds...or life...undo all of your hard work, all of your sweat and tears! You just have to put your work boots on, get right back in there, and stomp around until you get the nest back to a familiar, comfy place, again!...Good lessons to learn from watching those Robins, huh?! :-) They're always teaching me something!!
Okay, I've stalled long enough. Here you go...hubby's great Robin nest shot!!
And speaking of going...I've got to get going myself!! I still have to finish my talk. I have to deliver it to the public on Thursday!!...`(':')`
AND I'm working on a custom order for some hats too! :-) Remember this one?...
Oh, What a beautiful morning it's going to be!! :-) Please have a good one!!
Rebuilding The Nest
The winds, they did their damage.
Blew the nest twigs all apart.
But it couldn't stop their building
with a firm determined heart.
Oh yes, there was connecting
and rebuilding to be done.
And though doing so was work,
it also brought them lots of fun.
The nest, no longer empty,
and no longer windy and cold,
was a joy to snuggle into,
and a sight for eyes to behold.
Whether nests of birds or people,
whether wanting to or willed,
when the winds have caused it damage,
you must gather and rebuild.