Friday, July 06, 2012

The Bird Nest

When I was picking up sticks in recent days following the demon wind storm known as a derecho, I came across a bird's nest.

I picked it up and placed it gently on my boxwood.

It fit into the palm of my hand. As you can see, it is very small.

Such a delicate creation! It is soft inside, lined with brown, black, and gray hairs.

I hope the baby birds had all grown up and flown away before the winds came.


  1. Nests are just the sweetest and require a lot of skill by the parents to build them. Just love how cute it is!

  2. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen one that tiny.

  3. That nest is just wonderful, Anita. I found one similar recently after a storm and have it in a bag to kill any possible mites so I can display it in the house.

    By the way, I've been thinking about something you wrote in your last comment on my blog and I'm very curious about just what you meant by it. I'm asking here because I'm not sure what your email is and I'm pretty shy anyway about writing folks directly. You said that you thought optimism is over-rated. So why do you think that and what do you think is the alternative to it? I'm not asking this to put you on the spot---I sincerely want to know because I think you do think deeply about things like I do, and I'm very interested in how you came to feel this.

  4. I have found a few of these nests. They blew out of pine trees at a friend's house in the country. I feel sad for the birds who worked so hard to create these delicate treasures that are no match for the winds. Just found your thought provoking blog.


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