Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Monday, June 21, 2010

They Came Back

At first we thought they had abandoned the home they worked so hard to build. We watched one afternoon while three little Wrens worked tirelessly to build a nest in my new hanging basket. We watched all three bring twigs, pine straw and dried leaves to this special place one would be calling home. They were fun to watch. The next day we took a look and could see that they had accomplished a lot but were not through.

We didn’t think much about it but several days later we noticed that there wasn’t as much movement in the area of the hanging basket. We got a little curious so we went over to take a look and there was a perfectly formed nest. It was round in shape and went way back into the basket bottom. We looked but did not see any occupant. Mike got the flashlight and we looked again and still didn’t see the little Wren.

We became a little discouraged because we were looking forward to seeing a family emerge from our Wren apartment. It seemed like they had, for whatever reason, abandoned their handy work. That was until yesterday when we suddenly saw a little movement in the plant and then noticed a small Wren fly to the tree nearby. Once again Mike took the flashlight and took a look inside the nest and this time looking back at him was a small little Wren. DSC_3043 DSC_3050 The Wren has returned and one day soon we will get to see the babies emerge and join the other birds in this beautiful park. We will need to keep the camera handy.

We also have finally attracted hummingbirds to our window feeder.DSC_3065DSC_3067 DSC_2826 At first there was only one and now we have several dive bombing the feeder. Today we went into town to the local Ace Hardware and purchased another window hummingbird feeder to put in the dinette window. Now we have room for more.

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  1. You said it right....Life Is Good! Especially for the little Wren family that will be emerging soon. I'm glad you finally saw the mother Wren. I'm assuming it is the mother.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  2. What great pictures! How did you get the pictures of the hummingbird? What fun it is to watch all that happens in the natural world that surrounds us.

  3. great pictures today!!! the little bird in the nest and the hummingbirds!!..great entertainment for you!!

  4. So good to get caught up with you. The pictures of the wren and hummingbirds are precious. I am thinking I should figure out a way to hang a feeder around our motor home but wonder if it would be worthwhile with all the moving around we do with the carnival.

  5. Glad to see your Wren family has an addition, we thought ours only had the one baby, but now there are two heads so the one must have been hiding when Donna took the pictures.I like the hummingbird pictures also. be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

  6. Nice photos. We have had wrens try to build a nest under our living room slide out. I pull out the sticks and grass just about everyday as we don't want to close the slide for travel and take the babies from the parents.

  7. awww how wonderful the wrens set up housekeeping there! LOVE your pics of the hummers, they fly so fast it's hard to get in a shot. You are good!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  8. Excellent pictures and story. Can't wait to see the babies! Thanks. The Camp Host Housewife

  9. Okay = that's it! We have a hanging hummingbird feeder we have not set up recently. Need to do that AND get a window feeder. Great pics!

  10. If they are Carolina Wrens, I understand that they will build several nests and then the female decides which she prefers. That may have been why they disappeared for a while.

    We have Carolina Wren nests in several of our hanging baskets. I have taken some garden tape and secured them a little better, so they don't swing around during a storm. I have worried about the babies getting dumped out. Our resident Wren calls her babies back to the nest at night (in winter) and makes them sleep in the baskets. It's so cute to watch. They have such personality.


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