It was a stellar day. The Captain came inside the house, early afternoon.."the robins are leaving their nest". Those of you who follow this blog, know the robins nested right above our front door in the Virginia Creeper and for weeks we have been on eggshells trying to be quiet... Well...the first babe flew and landed on the upper deck looking so sorrowful...those early feathers must itch terribly!! Watching carefully for mom..he was not ready to take the big flight into the trees for a few hours yet!!
Mom worked hard finding food and meanwhile both she and dad would land and try to entice this first fledgling to take to the air.
For our UK friends who have their dear English robins,..ours are quite differerent, so I hope you like the photos for comparison.
There were two babes ready to fly, but number two was going nowhere..no not..not flying today..sorry...no..ahem..no!! But by six o'clock..being ignored by the parents..he was perched on the edge of the nest..and finally fluttered down to land on the vehicles..."come on then" the parents said..and away it went finally...SIGH.. Number two sure looks fed up and grumpy))))
Back to the garden..and quite a shock to discover our first red cherry tomatoes...Sweet Million...!! The Chief got one (remember he is in love with cherry tomatoes) and the Captain the other. Two others are ripening further on the kitchen window sill.
When closing the garden gate, I realized, the sunflower the birds (it's always about the birds)))) planted was open...and not just any ole yellow one..but a deep choclate burgundy with bronze tips.
Like I said..a Stellar day...!..new babies, new fruit, new flowers..all good!