We're Expecting!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Last fall I found this great planter at a garage sale. I sprayed it black (it was this awful brown mustard kind of color) and waited patiently until spring when I could hang it and plant something lovely in it. Usually I am good about waiting until Mother's Day to put out flowers because of the threat of frost BUT I figured I could put out something pretty hearty like Johnny Jump Ups before then. I was just so eager to use this planter!

And how lovely and welcoming it looked all planted!

And then I noticed some non-flower activity in the planter.

A sweet Momma Robin has decided to make a home for her brood.

Move over Johnny Jump Up's, we're moving in!

After lots of activity and probably a couple weeks, the nest is ready and the eggs started being laid...one a day until......

We had three!

The Momma to be!

Well, we better head on in and let her get back to sitting on those eggs. Iced tea anyone?

Posting to Mary's Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. What beauty you'll see there.....Have a blessed week!


  1. Oh how fun. It will be such a delight watching them hatch.
    I loved this post. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Angela said...:

    Too precious. When we left Mass today in a tree I noticed a baby robin greet me.

  1. cindy said...:

    Oh My....Glad it is baby birds you are expecting!

  1. Connie said...:

    What a nice surprise. It is so fun to watch for the new babies to hatch. Nature at it's best with a 'bird's eye view' (no pun intended).

  1. Kathleen said...:

    Well congrats, Grandma! How pretty!
    Love your new planter too!

  1. Lynnie said...:

    What beautiful eggs! I can hardly wait to see the little babies!!!

  1. Sherry said...:

    What a wonderful thing, to watch the mother bird and her eggs. She found a lovely place to build her nest.

  1. Mimi said...:

    What a cute planter. I think black suits it better than a brown/mustard.
    Robins do pick unusual places to nest...one nested above the back door to my Mom's house and it didn't seem to bother her people going in and out all the time...there did come a time you had to watch out what might drop on your head, though!

  1. Always Nesting said...:

    Does this mean you are going to have grandbirds? :) Those eggs are so incredible, the color is stunning. Isn't real life just amazing, all the joy that winds up on our doorstep?

    I have grandfish and a granddog so I'm really into grands these days.

  1. How sweet, the robin's song is one of my favorites.

  1. What a neat thing to happen! Keep us posted.

  1. That would be wonderful to me...I would love to have birds to watch like that...how odd that she would lay that close to the house..
    I love your blog...I think I will follow..to see what happens next..lol

  1. Diann said...:

    Oh, that is just so sweet. My mom has a little birds nest with babies that just hatched and our litte princess considers them her birds!

  1. We have 2 nests around our house, but none as close as yours! Beautiful Mosaic...

  1. Mrs P- You are so sweet to host this feathered family! Aren't the eggs such a gorgeous color? YOur planter is a treasure. And it is so pretty painted black.

    Your very yummy pizza is on the menu at SG this week. I posted a link to your recipe.
    It has become a Pratt family favorite!

  1. Naturegirl said...:

    How blessed are you to have an opportunity to witness such tiny new beginnings!!
    Soon you'll be cleaning up your porch after momma does her job cleaning up the nest.Enjoy and hopefully we'll see the family in a future MM!

  1. Oh the eggs are so beautiful. What a delight to have them so close to home. My mom had a similar nest on her back porch this spring. The eggs are gone now and she doesn't know what happened to them. But it was fun while it lasted. Hope you keep us posted on Mama Robin's progress.

  1. farmlady said...:

    How wonderful that she chose your lovely planter with flowers. Mrs. Robin must be a garden lover.
    What beautiful eggs these are. Can't wait to see them hatch...

  1. 32˙North said...:

    Hi Gail,

    What a wonderful gift to have right outside your door! So fun to watch it all unfold!


  1. Barbara said...:

    Oh that is wonderful, we have a nest in a wash tub hanging out back, can look in it and see 3 little mouths wide open, lol hugs Barbara

  1. I don't think I've visited for awhile Gail but am glad I did today. Having baby birds in your planter is such an honour and I'd say that makes you a grandma to them. :-)

  1. Uncovered Ruby said...:

    What a lovely story and beautiful pics of the nest and eggs. I've never had a bird lay eggs so close to our home before, usually up high out in our barn. What a treat to watch! I love the name of your blog too!
    Your newest follower,
    Lisa :-)

  1. Gail, this is so precious. We have ducks that are always making their nests in our flower beds....just so exciting to watch.

    Thanks for making me smile!

    Barb ♥

  1. Jennifer said...:

    HE takes your breath away sometimes doesn't HE? If only we take the time - it's amazing what gifts are in store, Jennifer lovely

  1. Gail, that is so sweet. I'm chuckling here thinking of how cute that is that they chose the spot amongst pretty flowers and hey move aside. The robin eggs are such a pretty color!

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