Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Nest"led! :)

"Nest"led

I have two (recently-acquired) hanging baskets in the name of a "garden" on my second floor apartment deck. Though I have no green thumb, I water my plants religiously and wouldn't mind singing to them for the joy those tiny little colorful flowers bring. But last evening, once back from work, as I got one of those two baskets down to "deadhead" the flowers (as the gardener-lady had instructed me to), my eyes would not believe what they saw. I had to repeat "Be still my heart" countless times to myself to contain my excitement. Unbeknownst to me, this little birdie who had been chirping around the flowers lately, had decided to make its home and babies right there in the basket. I can't thank her enough to choose my deck and am keeping my fingers crossed that this little family will enjoy their new (even if temporary) abode. As I exclaimed to my husband later at night, "It's like we have a little ecosystem in our own house" :)

Put all your eggs in one nest :)

13 comments:

tommie said...

Those are awesome! I have always wanted to have a bird's nest somewhere near me.

Can't wait to see them later...

Z said...

How cool! I'm glad the bird chose your basket. :-)

Hilary said...

That's gorgeous. I hope you'll continue to manage photos as they progress. A beautiful honour was bestowed upon you. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on the birdies. Beautiful shots.

Kerri said...

How very beautiful, and what an opportunity! I can well imagine your excitement.
They couldn't have picked a more welcoming and gracious landlady. Good luck with your tiny tennants :)
Too bad about your flowers though. I doubt if the new tennants will be good for them ;) I'm wondering what those lovely purple flowers are....Verbena perhaps?
Recently I found a robins' nest in our garage with 3 gorgeous blue eggs in it. you know very well how excited I was! :)

photowannabe said...

5 eggs...thats quite a few for such a little nest. How exciting and I hope you have a joyous chorus in your hanging basket soon. Great pictures. Keep us posted on the progress.

photowannabe said...

5 eggs...thats quite a few for such a little nest. How exciting and I hope you have a joyous chorus in your hanging basket soon. Great pictures. Keep us posted on the progress.

photowannabe said...

Sorry about the double comment. My computer stalled and I didn't think it went through. (:0)

RD said...

Awesome! Can we see when they hatch? Now what do you do about watering?

Ginnie said...

Isn't Nature just the best!

Kerri said...

How sweet! Keep us posted on their progress!

Sarad said...

A little ecosystem??? I thought that was your extended family!

Jen said...

That really is so fantastic! Can't wait till they hatch. :)