The birds' nest on my balcony is a flurry of activity.  The birds spent days and days building that nest (it was blown away in a storm in the early days and they started over), it would seem they are now sitting on eggs.  I did a little research and the birds sit on those eggs for 10-14 days before they hatch.  NOW here is the catch---they built that nest in the dryer vent which is in the ceiling of the second story balcony.  I assume they have enough head room to allow the vent to still function, BUT the question has become do I not use the dryer until they fly?  I air dry almost all of my clothes that I wear, but towels and sheets are both done once a week and dried in the dryer.  I may have to borrow one of the dryers of my offspring for the next little while since they stay in the nest 16-17 days after hatching.  

In the meantime, while sitting on the nest, the mother and father take turns being the sitter.  There is always someone on the nest.  I am truly enjoying watching the process.  The one who has been away will come and sit on the railing and call to the other.  Immediately upon one parent leaving the nest the other takes their place.  The eggs are kept constantly warm, and nothing is left to chance when it comes to raising the birds' family.  Just as great care was taken building that nest--with only the choicest pieces used; the same level of care is now being used in keeping those eggs warm.  Next will come the feeding which I KNOW I will enjoy watching.  The work keeps growing ---but the birds are faithful in their caretaking.

When I think of the Creator God putting all this world into motion, I am reminded of how like His care of us is the care He instilled in His Creation in caring for their offspring.  What a beautiful analogy of Who God Is.  Our Creator---Our Protector---Our Provider---the Faithful Father of us all.  So much to be said for the beauty of the world---and the Wonder of The Creator.

"All things were made through Him,

and without Him was not any thing made that was made."

John 1:3


  1. Exciting time for you and the birds, for sure! Those diligent and doting bird parents do reflect the amazing attention and love God gives to each of us.
    Blessings, Lulu!

    1. It is a wonder to behold the beauty of His creation.
      Blessings, Martha!

  2. There are so many lessons we can learn from God’s creations if we but looked. Who can fathom the depths of His love for us? Loved this one❤️

    1. Such a poignant reminder of His majesty!


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