Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Front Porch Lesson ~ The Robins' Nest Part II

Over the weekend, Chris and I were given the privilege to sit on our front porch rockers and be The Robins' guests. Saturday and Sunday, the young robins were stretching out their wings ...
Early yesterday morning, I opened my front door to the second of the chicks poised on the edge of the nest...looking around...gaining courage to take that first flight.
I sat ever so quietly, with camera in hand... waiting...
I took in the first flight then rose from the rocker to capture its second flight from the window sill (still with yarn dangling for another robin mother who was desperately trying to go through my picture window for a piece of my curtains... I left her lace and yarn ~ she liked the lace ;o)
I was tickled to tears when the young robin lept into my flower box, answered the calls of its parents and flew into the crabapple tree!
A movie of stills and video.



My gratitude to the Creator's timing and to Mother & Father Robin
for letting me look on in humble silence.
Front Porch Lesson ~ The Robin's Nest Part I

13 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

This was one of the sweetest clips I've ever seen!

Wanda said...

You captured a very sweet video Maria...I appreciate your commment and thank you for following!...I will be sure to read all of your past posts!

Pat said...

Priceless! They knew they were in a very loving and safe environment! - Pat H.

TCKK said...

Maria, the video is awesome. I loved watching the bird fly to it's parents in the tree. I also loved the piano music. Beautiful!!!

Reet said...

aw your video is so cute :-) hope everything's going well love you! thanks for keeping up with my blog :-)

Calm Energy said...

Thank you for watching my amateur video!
The metaphors about life I'm learning from the robins keep coming my way. There's another nesting robin in the crabapple tree near the garage! The little family endured two nasty thunderstorms today!
The piano music is by David Nevue. I could listen to it all day! I first heard it at Ann Voskamp's site A Holy Experience: http://www.aholyexperience.com

Boundless Blessings to all ~Maria

Rebecca said...

How wonderful to meet you! What a privilege to be guests of the Robins! I had a similar experience a couple of years ago. The babies left nest on a Sunday morning. I was late to church for fear that something might happen to them. It was hard to see them "go"! I actually shed a few tears.

Holy Experience was one of my first introductions to blogs. (I can't even remember how I came to find her.) I am still in awe of the blog. Nothing quite matches her way of capturing thoughts and creating a contemplative atmosphere for us. I recognized the music on your video right away!

Calm Energy said...

Thanks for commenting! I found Ann's Holy Experience through visiting FarmGirlCyn's site. Cyn posted a prayer written by Ann, which I printed and keep in my Bible with other favorites. Stumbling upon these Spirit-filled writers was no coincidence for me... I was thirsty and found refreshment!

Diana said...

Hi Maria, I am visiting from Wanda's blog. Your post was so nice. I too posted about the baby robins in our yard this past spring. I almost cried when they finally flew off! It was so sweet and sad. You have a very nice blog!

Amanda said...

sweet, sweet. Makes me sad for the little birdies who had to leave the nest. It is time for all of us to leave it, though we may return with beautiful memories... and fullness in our hearts. Maybe the little babies will return next year to in turn fill the nest.

Robert Brault said...

Maria,

My wife happened by as I started playing this, and we enjoyed it together. She's a Schenectady native and couldn't believe she was looking at a home in upstate NY. It appears that the Creator's hand is everywhere.

smiles,
rb

Calm Energy said...

Good Morning Robert! Thanks for watching :)
I actually live just a few miles from Schenectady... in a little village I'm sure your wife has driven to for apple pickin' and our county fair (takes but a few blinks to pass through the village ;)
It actually feels like Apple pickin' season here! It's 10:16am and 59 degrees!
Blessings,
~Maria

Anneliese said...

I think that you'll probably always keep the nest up there . . . too bad robins don't return to the same nest every year.