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Thursday, January 15, 2009

How do you Nest?


I found this sweet little nest while taking my morning walk...


(i believe it to be a jenny-wren's nest, but i'm not sure...)


what i do know, is that the little bird that built it was quite the gatherer ~


...taking a closer look, i found little clues as to how
she wanted her nest to feel for her family...
I found scraps & snippets of wool, bits of thread and feathers...
lambs wool and even tufts of dog-hair ~
I'm sure she was making her nest as cozy as she could for herself
and her tiny babies,
using what she had
and doing the best she could...
Isn't that what we do to?
saving bits of fabric, thread, wool...
...not really sure what we'll end up doing with them,
but in the meantime,
they cozy our homes,
brighten our days with their warm colors
and make us smile each time we look at them...
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it is extremely cold outside today...
but i couldn't resist setting out on the porch swing after my walk,
having a cup of tea while i was
snuggled up in this beautifully sunny quilt...

I listened to the birds, and watched the sky...
thinking about the woman who made the quilt
that was at that very moment,
warming me from the inside out...

I'm sure her nest was a cozy one....

Stay warm, my Friends...BE warm....
call a far-away Friend just to say hi...
offer an old coat to someone you see might need one...
knit up a pair of mittens or socks and bring it to your local Senior center...
and remember, your smile not only warms your heart, but other's hearts as well.

Lori

8 comments:

basketsnprims said...

What lovely thoughts, Lori. That quilt is just to die for ~ I love it.

Pam

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Such a beautiful post. IT warmed my heart.

Smiles,
Lea

Julie's Keepsakes said...

It doesn't surprise me that your little bird used threads and wool of all sorts. I compile a supply of ORTS over time and when my jar is full I throw those ORTS into our yard, and within a couple days they've been taken by a sweet mama bird, I'm sure of it. :o)

janeu729 said...

Today I joyfully watched the birds as they fed to stay warm. Cardinals, jays, wrens, titmouses, and 3 kinds of finches are regular visitors. It's wonderful to think I'm helping them get thru' the winter so they will nest in my yard again in the Spring.

Tea said...

Hiya dear Lori .. I just LOVE your new blog .. it is very early in the morning here, in Perth Western Australia .. and all the lovely birds are singing away and having baths in the two birdbaths I have .. tis going to be a rather hot day today, but at the moment it is ever so pleasant and calm and peaceful ..
Have a wonderful day ..
Hugz xxx Tea

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

HI Lori!
I love bird nests too! I always get a kick out of what the little bird chose to weave into it. A friend of mine found 1.00 bill in one! Your blog is very nice. Sure enjoyed my visit. I'll be back for sure.
Take Care,
Beth

WoolenSails said...

Really enjoyed reading your post, what a beautiful way to put a heart warming message.

Debbie

Patti said...

What a lovely nest! And nesting is just what I want to do with temps of -10 and windchills at lower than -30...

I just love all the stitcheries down the right hand side of your blog - are they yours designs or antiques? And the sayings/quotes are just perfect!

Awaiting yuor newest designs...

Blessings, Patti