I looked around and was pleased....except I noticed how my kitchen and family room windows wore winter grim. So...I headed down the stairs to find our ladder ...I figured I could convince one of the men folks to hold the ladder while I did a few quick wipes of the window....and then everything would be neat and tidy and ready for the change of season.
Under the deck....I looked up at the ladder and went "huh?".....a big nest rested on the top rung...a recent nest ..with an eco-friendly design since it included a couple of plastic bags weaved into the sticks.
So I backed quietly, climbed the stairs and peered at the ladder through an opening....there sat a big fat mama Bluebird....snuggled down into the ladder perch.
Okay....that's one interesting place to build a nest.
Obviously ....the windows are not going to get spiffed up....and the mortar near the chimney which needs a close look is going to have to wait....since our ladder has become part of a nursery.
Well...success....Mama had laid 5 pretty eggs....I was a little concerned she wasn't there....but thought....well heck it's warm and she needs a break. I hate to admit this ....but I thought to myself...."I hope they're alright."
As a woman with three children...I know a bit about nests....and a bit about worrying over your babies....so I assumed this was just some instinctive female to female worrying.
Guess I'll take a peek later today....to check on things....just to reassure myself.