Have you ever seen the artistry in the routine? Birds nest….an incredible, yet routine event in their lives…
Chickens do not really build a nest, they find a cozy, quiet spot. Many of the flock will then lay their eggs in that same location, resulting in this…
….that was all from one morning. Where is the artistry in a nesting box full of eggs? If you look closely, each egg is very different…size, shape, color, decorative “freckles”…they are each very unique….
That being said, I think the true artists reveal themselves every spring with the creation of an incredible piece of workmanship. The structure is amazing, and the question that usually arises in me every time I, happily, encounter one of these delicate yet strong, masterpieces of construction is …. “How did the bird build this without the use of hands?” You will not believe the incredibly gorgeous piece of true art that I am so blessed to have come upon while hiking with my Great Dane, Penni.
It must have blown out from the trees this past week…. are you ready…..
Look at this closely…imagine the time it took to build. The supplies used were ingenious…feathers from the chickens supply softness, hair from the mane or tail of our neighbor’s horses provide structure, and a little peacock feather for a splash of color….completely, insanely gorgeous!!!
By the size of it, my guess is a hummingbird nest. Truly amazing…
I feel like it is truly a privilege to have found this little beauty, and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you!!
Thank you for taking a walk with me this morning, I hope this little gem of the forest will help to make your day just a bit more special.
Your friend from Oregon,