Let's play a game of Find Waldo.
Hmmmm.... What's outside my great room door?
A closer look and you'll see some leaves.
The leaves belong to a large burning bush that is right beside our deck and just a few feet from our French door.
Well nothing looks unusual here. But I hear something rustling around in there. Let's gently move some leaves.
How beautiful a robin's nest! The vivid tiny blue eggs in a color so perfect only Mother Nature could have created it.
The mama robin has been nesting for about a week now. The nest is very close to the outside edge of the bush and at eye level. I barely moved the leaves to get this picture and made sure I didn't touch the nest. Mama squawked at me the whole time so I quickly took the picture and retreated back in the house. I think she built the nest during a particularly rainy period when we weren't using the deck so she probably thought it would be a quiet location. Well surprise - with the weather being nicer the windows are now open and we are going in and out of that French door. At first mama robin flew off every time we even looked out the window. She seems to be a sensitive one and flew off when our TV was too loud. But now after a week of putting up with us she seems to be used to us and realizes we mean her no harm. We can now walk right by her and she doesn't fly away. She doesn't even mind Ellie hanging out on the deck! I think the eggs will hatch in about another week. How exciting it will be to watch the babies grow.
Let's see what else is in my yard....
Notice anything in this picture that doesn't belong?
Let's take a closer look. Can you see it now?
How about now?
Yup that's a rabbit hanging out in our lettuce bed.
This rabbit was quite large, but so very cute. I couldn't chase him away because his big brown eyes were adorable. As long as he doesn't dine too much I'm okay with him hanging around. After all I think there's enough lettuce for all of us! Bon Appetite little fella!
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