Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nesting

These are old nests we found while trimming our hedges this year. I'm happy to tell you that the current nests are still very active and the sparrows which nest in our roof and our hedges are thriving on the food I'm putting out for them - this is the first year we've followed the RSPB's advice and kept on feeding them into the spring. I also watched a nightingale picking up worms from our lawn this evening - they sing all around us, but never, it seems, actually in our garden. I'm not complaining - they're loud and their songs carry through the night!These nests are also making me think about just how much I'm enjoying spending time with Ben building up our own home, garden and home life. We're both pretty busy with work but I'm only part time and I'm blessed to be able to keep house and enjoy feathering our nest while spending time with the boys too. It's possible to feel overwhelmed with all the tasks but it's also possible to stop and smell the roses, both literally and figuratively! Hope you're able to feel that way too, friends.

5 comments:

Vintage Tea Time said...

Nests are so pretty, aren't they? I agree with your comment - it's finding a balance, isn't it? Abby x

Serenata said...

I have been enjoying watching the birds feed their young, so a wonderful sight. The nests are lovely. We need to trim our hedges, but want to wait until the birds have left their nests so as not to disturb them.

Catherine said...

We have a few birds nesting around our house but they are well hidden. The only clue to where they are is the birdsong which is continuous and loud (somewhere outside my bedroom window!!). Cx

Squirrelhaus said...

Such sweet nests...they look so cozy! I am still waiting for the swallows here. I have a new house waiting for them...no rent required!
Have a wonderful week!
Chris :o)

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Lovely post, Floss.