Friday, May 21, 2010

Leaving the Nest

Two of the robins from the nest on our front porch have stretched their wings and gone off on their own.

One was intentional and the other accidental. We were sitting on the front porch having coffee (well away from the nest, of course), when one of the robins slipped from the nest. He made a good try at flapping his wings, which at least slowed his decent. He was soon hopping around on the porch calling for his mother!

Then a moment later, not be be out done by his sibling, another baby robin flew out of the nest. This one hopped around a few minutes and then flew off into the trees. He was definitely ready to leave the nest.

It was funny to watch the remaining robins eyeing the two who were out of the nest, trying to decide if they should do it too, or wait til mother was back to give them another meal or two.

They finally setting on waiting.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Robin Babies Are Growing!

Everyone has been enjoying sitting on our front porch to watch the robins nesting on top of the croquet mallets hanging on the wall by the front door.

They are growing so fast that they hardly seem to fit in the nest.

If you sit real quietly for a while, the mom or dad robin with come to feed the babies.

I wish I had a better telephoto lens!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Dog Days of Spring

Our inn dogs like just about any kind of weather, but with the Spring sunshine finally drying out the back lawns, Hudson, our Dalmatian, is very happy to be taken out to play fetch.

The lawns and trees are that lush green of early Spring. It is a joy to just stroll along taking in the fresh air and bird songs.

The lilacs are still in bloom near the cottage, but soon the lavender and roses will be coming flowering.