Wednesday, May 21, 2008

5 Minute Doodle: Little Treasures

The topic over at The Five Minute Doodle this week is "Little Treasures". It didn't take me long to decide what to doodle. There is a Robin nesting under our deck. Every day I tip toe quietly out there, get on my hands and knees and squish my face between the wooden slats of our deck's floor to check on the eggs. There are two, perfect little blue eggs in her nest. A few years back another Robin nested in the same place. One afternoon I heard a huge bird-ruckus. I flew to the window to see a Crow destroying the eggs on our driveway. It was heartbreaking. Worse yet, the sweet Robin sat there all day chirping a sad, mournful song. I get that it's all part of natural selection and all, but there is a part of me that wishes I could give this year's Robin a comfy Robin-condo with a nice, solid, locking door.


Kelly Medina said...

Great illustration - this post really caught my attention because just the other day we heard a huge ruckus with the birds outside. We found a crow doing something similar. We didn't think crows intentionally ate other birds - we were really sad for the little birds trying to save their babies. I told myself the same thing "it is nature", but man, it can be heart breaking to see.

How lucky they have a little safe place under your deck.

Molly said...

I love the robin and her eggs.
Thank you for your recent visit. It reminded me to visit your blog. Something I haven't had time for in a long time. I hope the little darlin is having a ball!
kisses - m