Monday, April 14, 2014

How Sweet it Is

The back porch where we keep the barn boots is abuzz with Carolina wrens. Such noise! Such drama! I cut a porthole in the plastic over the screen door the other day, in order to be able to look out when it is warm, but not lose all its insulation and wind break value when it gets cold again.

I thought they were complaining about a cat and so shut off the inside light so they wouldn't see me and tiptoed over to see what was causing the commotion.

No cat. Just love in the air. She is perched on an old bar of metal outside the window. He is flying in and out of the porch with a bit of some sort of fluff, trying to convince her that the half-built nest inside the hard hat is a condo on the beach. 

She is looking at him like he is nuts and nattering about moving to Nantucket.

Such wealth! Not only did the silly things survive the winter, but they are setting up housekeeping ten feet from my kitchen sink. 

Did I mention that they are loud? He is alternating between something like the buzz of a distant jack hammer and the beeping of a backhoe in reverse. They make me laugh.


Rev. Paul said...

I'm looking forward to the eventual leafing-out of the trees here. At least, then, we'll have birds besides the ravens.

Anonymous said...

Your neighbors are a lot more interesting than mine are.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Thank God for such occasions of sweet joy! Not everyone has the ability to take delight in the gifts of nature the way you do. I am so grateful to you for sharing your delights with us.

threecollie said...

Rev. Paul, can't believe how much the season progressed last night with the small, warm rain. We sure are ready to see winter move along.

Jan, lol, this morning there was a Phoebe singing on the same porch. Hope he doesn't get ideas about displacing the wrens. His usual home is up under the eaves right outside our bedroom window.

Jacqueline, they make my days....all of is so good to see spring beginning to arrive. And thanks..

Cathy said...

Joyful !
Oh dear sweet noisy wrens.
(The lady who watches them sure has a great sense of humor:. . ."condo" . . "moving to "Nantucket" . . "backhoe in reverse" :)

Terry and Linda said...

I love your house guest!! Wish we had them here!