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Friday, May 6, 2011

Kiss Goodbye

I'm in a sad state.

Mama bird, who I mentioned the other day, abandoned her nest. What happened? Did she get hit by oncoming traffic? Did she get lost? Spooked? She vanished so quickly, in the middle of the night, it seemed. When I went to investigate, I found four beautiful, defenseless, teal eggs. So there they sit, outside my window, a harsh reminder of how fleeting life can be.

I'm in a sad state.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, no. How terrible.

    I'll cross my fingers that this is just a case of a camera-shy Mama Bird . . . or something . . .

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  2. No! Not Bette Davis! I'm brokenhearted. Those poor little eggs....

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  3. What a beautiful photo, and what a beautifully SAD situation. Poignant. Hard. WE HAVE TO ALWAYS ASK WHY?

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  4. I'm sorry. Sad little eggs.

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  5. Oh. I picked up an already broken and empty robin's egg this afternoon while I mowed our grass and wondered how your eggs were doing. This is a sad turn of events. I hope Mama Bird returns soon.

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  6. Oh that's so sad.

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  7. Ohh... and so close to Mother's Day. It's like the Nest of Lost Hope. *sniff*

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