Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A sweet nest & one of my own poems



This is my first Outdoor Wednesday.  I'm glad to participate in this weekly event hosted by A Southern Daydreamer.

CHECK BACK OFTEN AS I WILL BE HAVING MY FIRST GIVEAWAY SOON!

  I had to share these pictures.  I've got some hanging baskets that I left out all winter.  Two days ago my son took this photo.  

 Yesterday I took these photos:

Now how sweet are these tiny creatures?

A Poem For Your Thoughts (by me!)
Hummingbird

Such a delicate little hummingbird
I saw fluttering to and fro'
Level eye, she flew right by
Then dove for the flowers below

I could only watch in muse
Remaining myself ever so discreet
As she partook of nectar
That lay in growth nearest my feet

I knew that I should dare not move
Lest she would surely fly away
How amazed I was by this dainty creature...
And hoped that she at length would stay

Ere she sipped from bloom to bloom-
All the while, so utterly unaware
That I did stand in pure delight
As before me, she hovered mid-air

Once again she dove below
And took her final fill
Then began she did to ascend away
As I just stood there still

She grew smaller and smaller
Quickly flown from my eyes reach
I shouted out with glee to her
"Please come again and sip near me"

©2001 Nancy Roberts








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16 comments:

  1. That is just the sweetest thing! Always fun to watch baby birds up close. They'll be gone before you know it. I hope you'll drop by AtticMag #8 to see the butterflies.

    Allison

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  2. Oh the babies are so precious! Great pictures! Thanks for visiting me :) Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  3. Nancy,
    These shots are fantastic, imagine being able to get that close.
    Your poem is lovely.
    Happy OW
    ~Maggie~

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  4. You are so talented.. what a lovely poem you wrote.. bless all the little babies as they come to this plane to share their existence with us.
    Sonny

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  5. Loved the photos and the poem -- both confirm your ability to be still, watch and listen -- something in short supply these days!

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  6. Hi Nancy,
    Your photos are wonderful and the poem beautiful! I love Spring and all the little blessings that come with it. Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Easter.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! These blog "parties" are great... best way to meet new people. I'll be back...

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  8. What great photos! How wonderful to have baby birds born where you can actually see them! Great photos! Thanks for the chance to see them. Hugs, Cindy S

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  9. Awww. What sweet little birdies! We had a morning dove do the exact same thing in a hanging basket a few years ago. I was amazed at how quickly they came and went.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and you kind comments!
    ☺ Celeste

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  10. Nancy,
    Both your poem and the bird's nest are lovely! What a beautiful way to start spring.
    Cathy

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  11. Oh my goodness...oh my goodness!! This is just too precious for words. Also? Your poem? Stupendous!!

    And, thanks for stopping by to visit with me today.

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  12. Clearly you are a talented poetess! And the bird photos are great! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I invite you to become a follower.

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  13. How very precious to see baby birds like these, and your poem is fantastic!

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  14. Love the poem! WHen I first saw the mother bird I thought it was a ceramic ornament! Cute little babies! Hope you are having a great Outdoor Wednesday and enjoy the Easter weekend! Sherri : )

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my place! I cannot believe the places birds make nests ~ Love your pictures and your poem is beautiful! If you want to stop back at my place ~ I'm having a giveaway that ends tomorrow! Happy Easter ~Marcy

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  16. Oh, how absolutely, perfectly precious!!!

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