Friday, April 25, 2008

Mi casa, Su casa

I have often made the comment that our garage is so dirty and cluttered that small animals have moved in and set up home. However - despite the fact that each spring a colony of bumblebees sets up a nest in the framework - this declaration was made in jest. The animals moving in part was in jest, the slovenly state of our garage was sadly, not. Recently though, my jesting has turned prophetic.

Do you see this artfully arranged cluster of an even-freecyclers-didn't-want-it-infant-seat, two flat basketballs and a random shoe? Klassy isn't it?
I think the fact that they are sitting on a broken chipboard dresser between bed rails and a shower frame really gives it that extra-special somethin'.

And now, lets look closer shall we? A nest. A momma bird found our disarray cozy and has indeed set up home. There was a brief talk of moving the nest until further inspection revealed this:
Eggs. Those are eggs. (Badly photographed in an effort not to disturb them.)

The chaotic children and I were delighted. We go out daily, much to the mama-bird's dismay, to check on their progress. We make certain the garage door stays open until far after dark to assure the mama's return, and is opened bright and early for her morning constitutional.

And best of all...We now have an actual excuse for not cleaning our garage. We are preserving nature, people!

And who said we aren't green?

17 comments:

flutter said...

That is so cool!

painted maypole said...

qnvqoh what fun it will be to see the little birdies!

Kyla said...

Hey, that's a good enough reason for me to keep my garage messy...maybe some birds will need to next there.

Take photos when they hatch!

Christine said...

yeah! that is so fun. we had some doves who set up a nest every year in our garage, but this year there is no sign of them. :-(

thirtysomething said...

Awwwwww! I miss garages! For some reason, the apartment manager just won't let us construct one...dunno why...;-)
Let us know when they are 'born'!

karen said...

Your impending kitten will be delighted by such fresh snacks! :P

Lisa writes... said...

What fun! Our garage is also in a perpetual state of TRASHED, yet without such beautiful residents as yours!

P.S. I've tagged you for an archive meme, should you feel like playing along or need blog fodder!

PJ said...

May I borrow the nest? I envision placing it wherever I don't want to clean....right now the worktable in my office!!! No, maybe the desk in the spare room where I have been emptying suitcases, cleaning closets, and sorting winter clothes. There always seems to be a pile of things leftover that just don't go anywhere. A nest would be nice. And I could be green too!!

Sister K said...

that's a much more pleasant site than i thought you were gonna post! lol...that needs to win some sort of prize or something!!! most creative bird's nest! :)

Wendy said...

I'm scared to clean out my garage for fear of what I will find. At least all you've found is a bird's nest.
I can't wait to see the babies!

Beck said...

Birds! Birds are sweet. And they are not mice.

Lori said...

You are so funny!

Keep us posted on the birdies!

Karen said...

I bet if you posted on freecycle that you were getting rid of a bird's nest sanctuary someone would want it.

Kelsey Smith said...

Oh now thats neat!

Christy said...

Part of me is awing at how sweet that is and how wonderful it will be for your children to watch. The other part is screaming in fear of that ever being my place...I have a huge bird phobia!

Laurel Wreath said...

I love it. How adorable, and fun to watch!!! How come all I find is cockroaches?

the dragonfly said...

What a treat!!