Spring On A Saturday Morning

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am having a small cup of Peet’s French Roast this morning. But I don’t think I’ll finish it because it tastes too strong. That is probably because I haven’t drunk any coffee for about 3 months. I fell off the wagon and I am going back on the wagon. Don’t want to get the acid production to go into overdrive.

Spring is in full swing in the backyard. I did not think we would be getting a lot of grapefruit this year because there were hardly any blossoms on the tree. I thought it was because of pruning or the gusty wind we get that blew the flowers off. I was happy to find there is some new fruit on the tree. Even the fan palm has some fruit again. The roadrunners will be glad about that.

A pair of birds are building a nest in the top of our motorized patio screen. I spotted the birds flying to the top of our patio door carrying small bits of twigs in their beaks. It was hard to get a photo close up. I told my husband we can’t use the motorized screen for now. I worry we will scare them off going in and out the door as well.

The nest builder
Are you looking at me?

I looked all over and think I have identified this bird. You can’t see it’s colors in my photo, but from my own bird’s eye observations I think it is a Say’s Phoebe.

Say’s Phoebe by Jamie Chavez on Flickr.com

It’s been wonderful to watch the nest building this morning. Nature continues to renew even while human destruction tragically goes on. I believe that life and good will win in the end.

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer.

18 thoughts on “Spring On A Saturday Morning

  1. Dan Antion

    It’s amazing when we give up convenience to accommodate other species. We had birds that would nest in the barn door to my workshop every spring. I couldn’t use that door until the babies fledged.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I hope the birds can nest successfully. The natural world gives up a lot to accommodate us too. But if the nesting site gets to be used frequently, I think I would want to create a barrier on the top of my screen. 😀

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  2. Astrid

    Thank you so much for such an optimistic note at the end of your post! That truly made my day. I am so glad that nature keeps renewing itself despite humanity’s destructiveness.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Nature does carry on to the best of its ability. I have been watching the nesting birds and they stick to their task. They are not worrying about what we humans are doing unless we look like we are getting too close to their nests. Citrus trees keep growing and bearing fruit. Pretty amazing when you think about it. Life itself is optimistic.

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  3. Melis

    Ah yes, the birds return is my favorite time of year! The hummingbirds have arrived recently and are buzzing above our heads like the crazy critters they are! Makes my heart sing 🙂

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