Watching the roaring flames eagerly lap up the wood beneath… Family huddled together in one place, each doing their own thing , seamlessly getting in and out of conversations…. I would write an ode to the fire place if I were a poet. Clearly I’m not and so I just write….
It seemed like Spring was just round the corner, the plum tree in our garden was slowly bursting forth buds and purple green leaves
Witnessing our first ever snowfall was magical!!
Just when the dust settled on the excitement of the Tailor bird nest, an excitement of a varied kind happened at # 60 last night.
Big B was out talking to his friend at night, pesky lil B wanted to eavesdrop, but something that moved in the dark on the jasmine shrub caught his eye!
On closer examination this is what we found!
Yes Poisonous…Viper, we are told
A kind stranger who was passing by ,offered to help drive it away but eventually it was killed as the seemingly calm thing put up a valiant fight.
We are no strangers to snakes in these parts, but it did cause some jitters and screams at #60 !
So that is the news on this special date 11.12.13.
Its the size of your heart!
This pretty much happens everyday…at lunch time , I sit on the dinning table with my parents,… chit chatting about the mundane stories in our lives as we have our lunch…looking out our french window.…but today I saw something different…a teeny tiny tailor bird, earnestly stitching up her nest…
I sat there and marvelled at her ,perched in a precarious position on the leaves.First piercing holes in the leaves then diligently sewing them up to secure the leaves together.
I wonder where she gets her thread from, Nature’s seamstress,she holds so carefully in her beak.looks like soft silken yarn.I wonder how many eggs she will lay. How may fledglings will hatch out and safely fly away from that nest.
Nothings sure yet,but still she goes on with quiet intent.The promise of cozy nest for her little family ,must be her motivation I think. I don’t know what invisible force drives her. I don’t know what goes on in her mind or Does she even have a mind ? I wonder…
I’m so glad, I got to a peek into this wonderful miracle of nature.