Friday, April 6, 2012

Flowers, Birds, and Mother Nature in St. Louis

 Spring has sprung at our house in the past few weeks. We have had unusually warm weather (actually hot - close to 90 degrees!). Our grass is green, the weeds are going full force, and plants are blooming. The first picture is my Clematis. I don't remember the name, but I do know that the tag said they were red. Since our front door is red, I planted this close to the front porch. Oh well, it sure is pretty!

 I believe this vine is a Vinca vine. It started in a hanging plant and now it's all over my beds. This one is under my Butterfly Bushes, so I am going to leave it. The others will meet their timely death with Round Up.

 I found this nest a few weeks ago. I was so happy to see that the birds planted a nest in my tree instead of my door wreath (baby bird poo is hard to clean up!). The eggs were really this color! Note I said "were".

A few days later, I wanted to see how the eggs/birds were doing and I found this. :(
I don't know if eggs can hatch/birds fly away this quickly, but I doubt it. It looks like Mother Nature had a plan for the eggs. Boo.
When the kids were little, we had a hanging basket by our front door. Every year a bird would lay their eggs and we watched as the eggs grew, birds hatched, and learned how to fly away. Since our front door had a glass insert, the kids could watch the entire cycle without disturbing the eggs (although they had to tolerate the door being opened to come and go).

Any guess as to what happened to the eggs?


Anne-Marie said...

Such beautiful foliage and flowers! And those eggs are SO blue, that is incredible, I wonder where they went?

Pam said...

I hope that a raccoon didn't find them, you know nom nom. Your scrubs are so beautiful!