July 4th

Wren House

Three years ago the grand kids painted bird house gourds on July 4th, while waiting for the fireworks.  All took them home but one; the 15 year old at the time, thought he was too old to hang a hand painted gourd in his back yard.

This year mother wren selected the lone gourd for her nest.  The gourd hangs from the roof covering the deck and is visible from the house’s picture window.  For two days we watched mom and dad wren shuttle back and forth bringing food in their beaks to the nest and leaving immediately to get more, sometimes arriving simultaneously.  Tirelessly, they worked from sun up to sun down to feed their brood.

Watching this spectacle was welcome relief from the 95 degree heat and 85% humidity.  We were sapped, but the little birds kept working.

Thought for the Day:  Without labor nothing prospers.                              Sophocles

2 thoughts on “July 4th

  1. I tried to edit the above comment but to no avail. So, the bible says. Matthew 6:25-34 New International Version (NIV)
    Do Not Worry

    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?


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