Simple Musings

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Baby Stuff

This morning as I sat out on the terrace (ok, so it is a carport, but dreams are cheap) I watched the morning parade of birds as they took turns at the bird bath. We have blue birds, robins, blue jays, mocking birds, blackbirds, red finches, a pair of doves and a lone woodpecker. I noticed that a robin was hopping around and onto low perches not far from the ground. I figured out why when I saw the baby bird under a bush not far away. Mama was trying desperately to get it to fly out of harm's way. The wee baby had no tail feathers so I estimated that is was quite young, and sure enough, it could only get a few inches from the ground. I suppose it will become a delectable meal for the neighbor's cat. I know that this is the natural order of things, but babies are so sweet, innocent and helpless. Teary situation.

Our other babies are coming along quite well, though. The little garden that could! I get totally mushy when discussing my small tomatoes, teeny cucumbers and mini squash. I admit it. There is definately something about producing something with one's own hands that brings out those maternal feelings. We talk to them, caress them...........oh well, this is starting to get out of hand........Did I mention the itty-bitty watermelon?

I was able to pull enough carrots for supper tonight. Other than using dill for potato salad, this will be our first garden meal. Maybe I will use the good china and light some candles?

My moss rose began to bloom a couple of days ago. I have been nursing those babies for 2 months now. They are slow to start, but so worth it. They will liven up the front porch until frost gets them. My kind of flower.


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