We recently discovered a nest of robin eggs in the crook of our weeping cherry tree. It seems this is popular real estate for the birds around here. Last spring a dove took the spot first. Unfortunately, her and her eggs were gone one day. We figure either a blue jay or the neighbors cat found her. Can you believe that Blue Jays steal and eat the eggs of other birds! These definitely belong to a robin whom I did not photograph so I would not scare her with the flash. Hopefully, these ones will make it!
My 6 year old Maddy was so excited about the baby birds she took the masking tape outside to build one of her own. The blue eyes are florets from grape hyacinth, the head is a rock, the beak is from the tips of daffodil leaves, the wings are leaves of lamb's ear and the body is a leaf entirely encased in masking tape as it was "crispy and fragile." Now you, too, can do this fun spring craft!
Oh yeah, and I'm losing my mind. Half way to the zoo I kicked off my shoes and realized my socks did not match. The left one has the spring green stripe around the top that I thought would match the shirt I was wearing. The right does not. I am either losing my brain cells or turning into one of the kids.