Yesterday (Saturday) was a beautiful, warm day here in the valley, and I was finally able to begin my spring clean-up. As I was sweeping up the patio and trimming the dead wood from the grape arbor, I looked up and noticed a bird nest! Can you see it?
This is our 9th summer in this home, and the first time we have ever seen a nest! We used to have a huge pine tree in the front yard that was likely home to a bazillion birds (see the story of its demise here), but we never did find a nest there.
Anyway, I decided to take a quick peek, and this is what I found. Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Robin were nearby, squawking at me (which explained all the birdsong as I worked in the backyard!), so I quickly retreated and Mrs. Robin returned to tend her precious eggs!!
Later I spotted her outside out back door (on the mat, of all places) searching for food. Or maybe she was just making a house call to thank me for leaving them alone, because the bird feeder was full, and here she was at my back door! I consider the presence of The Robin Family to be the best Mother’s Day present I’ve had for a good many years!
So, in honor of Mrs. Robin and mothers of birds and humans everywhere, I would like to share with you some of my vintage graphics.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!!!!!!!!!!