As I made my stroll around the vegetable garden this morning I was intent on all the veggies when I turned the corner and was about to head back to the house. I froze dead in my tracks!! Every morning this Summer there’s been a bird singing out in my herb garden area or perhaps even the woods surrounding it but I’ve not been able to identify the bird. Today when I heard it - it sounded like it was right beside me!! I stopped and slowly turned my head to the right, scanning everywhere I could to see if I could see the bird. In our vegetable garden hubby has put two stakes with wire between them for our climbing butterbeans and there on top of the highest stake sat the prettiest Indigo Bunting. Just as quickly as I saw it, it flew to one of the trees surrounding my herb garden and let out its song. Me? I dashed to the computer and googled Indigo Bunting and YES!!! That is the song I’ve been listening to every day all Summer long!! Oh, there are so many joys to be had, if you are just aware that they are there right in front of you.
One note of concern - hubby and I have a Carolina Wren nesting in one of our wren boxes that hangs in the corner on our deck right by our table. We also knew that we had babies in the nest and were quite excited. Yesterday evening hubby ran in the house and hollered for me and I went outside. There on the deck floor was the house and the two babies were laying outside their nest on the floor. I nearly started to cry but hubby said can we save them? I gingerly picked them up and put them back in the box and hubby ran to the garage and got something to manually screw into the top of the house and we quickly put the house back up. We both know that the babies will probably not make it but we had to try. I don’t know, maybe we shouldn’t have but we had to try and save them. This morning Momma Wren was in her box sitting on her babies. Hubby said that usually she flies out as soon as she sees him but he said this morning she sat and would not move. It’s anybody’s guess at this point what will become of our babies but we tried.