on a roasting hot sunday afternoon
i have been awol all week,
a bit of social butterflying with end of year get togethers,
a bit of Christmas sewing,
a bit of wilting under the heat of the day
there you have it..
not a word printed for a week!
here i am
having found a sweet surprise
in my back garden...
in the pecan tree to be precise.
there she is..mrs leatherhead,
getting very worried that we are a bit too close for comfort.
just after this photo was taken
she flipped out completely and took flight,
leaving her little eggs to our mercy.
here's a peek at her neatly constructed nest
two brown eggs.
she often leaves them in the middle of the day
when the air temperature is warm and the breeze gently stirring the leaves around her.
i guess she knows what she is doing
i won't have to dob her in to birdie welfare for neglecting her unborn!
this is the bottomside of her nest...
there are even a few little clumps of max's doggy fur
helping to make it warm and cosy.
our nest is very warm today,
if we could think of somewhere cool to fly to
how is your nest today?
this week i'm going to show you
a few more late spring wonders
that have appeared in our yard this week...
i am in awe of nature at the moment.
naturally Carol xox