Out of the nest

For the past several years, a pair of cardinals have built a nest in a bush outside our screened porch.  In the past, I have been able to look through the screen and have a good view of the contents of the nest.  However, this year the cardinals scored a rather large piece of plastic, which they used to line the nest.  It was so big that it came up several inches behind the nest and made it impossible to see inside.  My view was blocked.  I had resigned myself to the fact that I probably wouldn’t get to see the babies this year, so I was rather surprised the other day when I went out to change the hummingbird feeders which are located close to the nest, and spied a fledgling sitting out on a branch of the bush.

“The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.”  ~ Storm Jameson