Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day

I drove the 30 miles or so today to have lunch with my parents. Here's what I got my mom for Mother's Day:



Speaking of Mother's Day, look what my parents found buried deep inside one of my dad's rose bushes:



Those are mockingbird eggs. Just before I took this picture we watched the parent birds join forces with a gang of blackbirds and chase off a large hawk. That kept them distracted for long enough that I was able to snap a couple of pictures. Talk about a safe nest-- it's surrounded by wicked sharp thorns!

I hope all the mothers out there reading have had a nice day!

11 comments:

  1. Those mockingbirds must be good parents to find such a thorny safe place for their nest. Their eggs are pretty. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  2. I have never seen mockingbird eggs. hope the fur/feather kids gave you something nice for mother's day.

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  3. Why, you will never guess, I have mockingbird eggs on my post too! The photo was from two years ago and I wasn't sure if they were the Mockingbirds but now I know for sure, thank you. My Dad was so excited over this nest, he died in February, I really miss him. Happy you had such a nice Mothers day!

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  4. I hope you had a very nice visit. I'm sure you did.

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  5. That was so nice of you to drive over to see your mother on American Mother's Day. British Mother's Day was on March 22nd.

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  6. I was just telling a Spanish friend about mockingbirds. She knew the song but didn’t know they were real birds!

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  7. Jennifer- you nurture so many around you. I hope you took a little moment, at least, to honor yourself.

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  8. Mockingbirds! that is really nifty! The lilies are nice, what a nice gift.

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  9. Great pics and you're such a sweet daughter.

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