Ponderings/Life

Empty Nest Syndrome

That’s what I’m feeling today … empty nest syndrome.  The baby robins have left the nest.  And I didn’t really get to say good-bye.

Here are the little ones on Tuesday.  They were suddenly so big … and loud.  When we’d come out on the deck, they’d try to shrink down in the nest to hide.  But they couldn’t disappear anymore.  And several times, they just stared us down like their Mom had done when she first built the nest.

Mom was still coming to feed them.  And when she’d arrive they’d chirp and stretch their wings and flap those wings all over each other and her.  She was a good and patient Mom.

Yesterday, I noticed the difference as soon as I stepped out the door.  It was strangely quiet.  Our little robins had “flown the nest”, as they say.  All that’s left is an empty nest.

We’ve had robins nesting in our trees and yard for several years.  The most popular spot was just under the deck supports.  We could hear plenty but couldn’t see much then.  DH would remove the nest one year and they’d just build it back the next  🙂  apparently because it was a prime location.

These babies were special because we could see them develop and grow.  We’ve enjoyed their visit and wish them well in the world.

And now, before Momma comes back or another bird shows an interest, I’m thinking the nest may need to come down.  We postponed painting the house trim so we wouldn’t disturb our visitors.  Time to get that done.

On the stitching/knitting/beading front … Three more blocks on Christmas Patchwork have been completed (well, the last one will be tonight).  Pictures to come soon.  Next week, I have to get back to the two unfinished shawls.  Two new stitch markers are waiting for three more to finish the set.  That shouldn’t take too long.  DH is painting in the guest/craft room as I type.  Yea!!

I always appreciate your visits and comments!  Thank you so much for spending time with me.

Enjoy your weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Empty Nest Syndrome

  1. It always amazes me how quickly little birds grow up! Fun that you could document this family! If you decide to knit that little hat, let me know.

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