Friday, May 16, 2014

A bit of Nature to share

No crafting projects to show today but I thought I would share a bit of nature.

Yesterday I went out into the side yard to pick some Lily of the Valley that I have growing in abundance.

Here are the few I got because......

 as I was picking them I suddenly heard a loud complaint and fluttering from a bird above my head..... I looked up and realized there must be a nest in the Rhododendron bush the lilies are under.

Yep,  here is a picture of the nest.  I quickly took the picture and got away so as not to disturb the momma bird any more.   Because the bush is next to our glassed in porch I went inside later and looked out at the bush, saw the nest and the momma sitting there.

The real reason for this story is because overnight we had a heavy rain and wind storm come in and I wondered how the momma was doing.  I peeked out the window again and saw her hunkered down, being pelted with rain.  I felt bad for her but if I had tried to give shelter to the area she would have been even more upset I am sure.  I am hopeful she will continue to be able to do her job.

This final picture shows some of the branches that came down in our backyard over night.  It was a hard storm....  Glad it didn't hit anything important on the way down.  Just a bit of cleanup tomorrow unless we get more.  You can click on picture to see it better.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check in on Tuesday for the Tea Cup Tuesday parties.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a pretty nest! Great photo!

My Garden Diaries said...

Wild weather here too! Your photo of that nest is beautiful!!! As is your bouquet! Here is to clear skies this weekend! Nicole xo

Kim said...

I love Lily of the Valley...they have the sweetest fragrance. Gorgeous photo of the nest with the pretty blue eggs!!

Terri said...

Lily of the valley is such a fine flower! I am imagining you in a field of them.....Lovely!
And just look at those vibrant blue eggs! I have already read your newest post, so I am relieved to know momma bird is still there.