Sunday, May 29, 2011

When the wind blows

All that wishing I did on dandelion puffs seemed to stave off the rain but did nothing to stop the winds.  While storms raged south of us, we were treated to blue skies and lots and lots of wind.  Sadly, the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. robin were dashed when a big breeze knocked the potted tree down where they had made their nest.

It's probably for the best, I'm not sure I could have protected their tiny brood against the busy hands of my little ones for the next few weeks, but it's still a little sad.  All part of life though.

I spent the better part of yesterday expanding a flower garden with the tiller and then planting about 100 irises.  I re-painted our tiny patio set where I sometimes have my morning coffee.  Hubby put together our log swing and we all sat swinging in the yard as the sun set.  It was a lovely day and I only had to shop vac water out of the basement once.

I haven't crafted in two weeks now and I'm getting a little twitchy.  In good time my schedule will normalize.  I hope.

Enjoy your Sunday.


RedTwigBrownTwig said...

I thought I was doing good to get the weeds pulled from the garden but you've outdone that by miles! Can't wait for the iris bed to bloom so you can post pictures!

Anonymous said...

Oh, poor baby almost robins. We have a red bellied woodpecker nesting in a tree hole and I love hearing the peeps out of the babies as they wait for that next worm from mom and dad. So special. Maybe they will try again somewhere close. Have a swing for me, sounds lovely. xox Corrine

Kar said...

Sad to hear about the robins. Hopefully they will try again in a safer spot. Here's hoping you get some crafty time in soon. Enjoy the wonderful sounding swing.

Scrapiana said...

Oh, poor Mr & Mrs Robin! I'm not sure I've ever seen a robin's egg, though know its lovely colour by reputation. I'm glad you're finally getting a chance to do your spring chores and enjoy the outdoors. Wonderful time of year. 100 irises sounds a lot: you're in for a treat. What kind are they?

Tumus said...

100 irises! Wowza. What kind? Mine are almost done blooming but I've got Siberian ones. The Dutch ones are coming up too but the hail shredded nearly everyone's garden's 10 miles around us. We lucked out.

Tumus said...

@Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios,

aw! I wish our red bellied woodpecker had been able to nest this year but the freakin' starlings pestered it so bad that it never got settled :( Glad to hear you have babies.

joanie said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. If there were those homemade pretzels thrown in it be positively perfect!
I'm so happy you escaped the storm.

Margie Oomen said...

did you save the gorgeous nest?
you just reminded me to go empty the dehumidifiers in our damp basement

Tara said...

I understand your sadness. For the last two years we have watched first robins and then sparrows nest in our yard, only to have the baby birds snatched from their nests by predators. As you say, that is life. The good news is that the new baby sparrows this year are doing well. 100 irises! Those are going to be beautiful next spring.

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

oh no (my comment to the previous day's post sounds stupid now) ... so sad for the robin's babies :( Most of the time Nature knows best, even though it hurts. Sometimes it is unfair too, unfortunately.
You are working so hard my friend. For your family, for your home, for everyone. Your garden's got to be the most wonderful spot !!
Sending you big hugs xoxo

Laura A. said...

Sorry to hear about your robins. I guess that's one reason they nest so early--if things go wrong they'll try again.
Here's something you may want to try with the nest, if you still have it.
I read that you can put the nest in a fire and the clay will bake into a little pot. (The twigs etc will burn off.) I've not tried it because I know that robins reuse their nests through the season. Let me know if you do try!


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