Monday, April 17, 2017

Natures Secret Gifts

While we were walking around the garden, listening to the buzzing bees, chirping birds in our thicket hedge of azaleas,
Camille decided to pick a white clematis bloom from the 10+ year old vine growing on a white trellis at our "little garden house" by the small fish, frog and turtle pond.
I was standing with her and there - right in front of us, not even hiding, was a bird nest about the size of a grapefruit!  Camille held her phone over the top - being careful not to touch it at all - and took a few photos.
To our sincere astonishment - there were pretty hefty eggs inside! Beautiful, speckled and perfect bird's eggs.
My husband, the botanist and biologist gave us an assessment of "not sure" of which kind of bird's eggs they are.  We think Cardinal (based on the fact that the nest is about 5 feet off the ground) but there is a good chance they are Robin's eggs.  They do look pale pale blue to me.  My favorite color is Robin's egg blue.
Take a look and let me know what your guess is!