Saturday, April 19, 2008

a sign of last


It seems as though a robin has built her nest in the fort of my daughters' swingset (aren't they just perfect? hmmmm, a warm fuzzy?) - well, she couldn't have picked a more protected or sheltered space, or more precarious. I mean how much restraint can I expect an 8 and almost 3 year old to possess? I'm asking my girls to dig deep, let's not disturb the eggs - truth be told my oldest thinks she would like to raise them herself...she is a true Grizzly Adams, and let me just qualify this by saying "the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree".



Blogger Nell said...

Those eggs are so gorgeous! I'm sure the girls will be careful. It'll be hard to avoid curiosity though.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Oh, Wow! How beautiful. I go around my house setting up fake nests with fake eggs just trying to achieve that look. How precious!

7:46 PM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

i wish i could bestow restraint with a wand... what a great thing to observe. maybe you could ask the girls (or at least your older one) to keep a journal of observations they make while the nest is there. it'd be kind of like a carrot over the head.

9:52 PM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

what an amazing blue color!

2:31 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

How very sweet!! That blue is amazing!!!

6:34 AM  
Blogger knittingma said...

Oh my goodness. Those eggs are so perfect. Every year a robin builds it's nest in the pine tree in our backyard. And every year our dog figures out how to knock the nest down. :( Maybe this year I'll succeed in curtailing her efforts.

I'm sure your girls will be at least a bit more careful than my rambunctious canine! :)

8:46 AM  
Blogger Bergère de Lochaber said...

I my gosh, thank you for sharing this. It is soooo precious! Lucky girls! Good luck hatching those. My son came to me last summer with an egg he found from a nest on the ground we were trying to avoid...There were four eggs inside. Happily one day, four chicks were born to proud parents. We were all amazed and relieved.

10:13 AM  
Blogger annmarie said...

robins' eggs seem to define "perfection". thanks for the eye candy. :)

11:56 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

When I first saw the picture I thought the eggs were fake. They are so perfect!

3:09 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

How exciting,truly a sign of spring in the Big Woods!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Ahh, spring, how we love thee! The nest is so awesome, and the eggs?! Precious. Good luck with the lesson for the girls. Restraint was one of those characteristics I was sorely lacking as kid.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Yay! Spring. Finally. Those eggs are gorgeous - what a perfect color.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Yarn dyers: Please observe this perfect color of blue in the eggs that Peanknit has perfectly captured. This would sell a LOT of yarn! :)
I love it that you refer to your daughter (and yourself) as Grizzly Adams! :)

8:27 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

I love Robin's Egg Blue. that restraint thing - will be difficult. My two are very similar...

8:41 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

such a lovely sign of spring! hooray for your bird's nest.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

what a perfect blue!!! thanks for sharing.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

What beautiful Eggs Man! I would have a really tough time staying away too... Its all about the look but don't touch:)

Hard for the little ones to stick too:)

3:06 PM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Awww! Great shots!!!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Great shots! I hope the eggs are OK. I'd be so tempted to disturb them.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

The color of those eggs are my favorite color. What beautiful photos!

1:55 AM  

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