above: Holiday lights – 2016
submerged flower – 2017
It’s the 18th day of spring 2017 and as the rains fall here in Chicago, there’s new life sprouting in the chive patch and the birds are chirping again – spring green up is on the way. Hopefully another robin family will build a nest on top of the light under our porch roof again this year.
The first time they did it, we weren’t too sure about the whole thing. We thought that there would probably be a lot robin poop on our porch and the birds would be freaked out anytime anyone came to the door.
But we figured out a way to live peacefully with the birds and those fears were eventually put to rest. They turned out to be generally, very polite and fairly tidy too. And once the mama has laid her eggs, she doesn’t fly away to safety every single time we come and go. She tolerates us and in return, we have great fun watching her and her brood on our phones via the web cam we install above the nest every year.
But eventually all the members of the family fly away, after only a few weeks with us.
So we do a little clean up and hope they come back next year.
3 chicks – 2015
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
deciduous trees – Willow Park