This weekend, I was sitting out back, reading…..
(I’m hooked on her books at the moment! This is the 2nd one I’ve read.
The two I’ve read have been about women in the early 1900’s who decide to have a career,
in addition to their family, come hell or high water)
The first one I read was
about a woman who had given up her medical training to become a wife
and mother, and then inherits a “windfall”.
While reading I was also watching our cardinal family visit the feeder.
If you look carefully at the picture above, you can see father, sitting on
the feeder and mother flying in to join him.
The cardinals have built a nest in a vine that grows against the back of our house,
next to the patio table and chairs…..it’s great, because you can sit there
and watch them coming in and out of their nest and they will often
land very close to you.
Above are the vines where their nest is located.
I was lucky enough to be outside when their chicks were leaving the nest and
learning how to fly. They would hop out of the nest and then hop underneath the chair
where I was sitting, while mother and father kept a close eye on them.
One of the chicks flew directly into the swimming pool and I was
able to scoop it out of the pool with the pool net and deposit into the garden.
Like I said in the title…..a face only a mother could love!