Monday, April 18, 2011
Homes for Birds and Other Things
Right outside my front window grows a small rhododendron tree, which has become home to a hummingbird family. I'm not sure if this is the same hummer that I photographed in the snow not too long ago, but I have grown attached to her and feel as though I have become as protective to this wee little nest as the parents that tend to its tiny contents. I didn't want to disturb her, even to take a quick photo, but hummingbird nests are so tiny and well hidden, and so precious....this was a gift I just had to capture. This calm and patient little creature is going to make a wonderful mother. The eggs should be hatching any day now.
It amazes me how neat and tidy their nests are, and how the lichen from the supporting branch has taken root and surrounded this little cradle of spider web and moss. It looks as though moss can have many more uses than just a soft carpet for forest creatures. It can even make boots soft and fuzzy once again. ;)
Please come on over and visit The Four. We are back! Spring has inspired us to begin again...we will be posting a new quote and set of photos every second Sunday. I can't wait to see what beautiful things we collect together over the coming months.