Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
I’d written earlier about the excitement of having robins nest once again on our porch. It meant that our long ladder would be out of commission for a few weeks.
But last week, when it snowed 6, I needed to get at our shovel which was on the porch. I tried to do it without disturbing the robins, but I still it still frightened the mother and she flew away.
For the next couple of days, I peeked out at the porch from behind the navy curtain of the sliding porch door. But I never saw a robin in the nest.
Finally, I took the camera and holding it above the nest, I snapped a picture – more to see how the nest was constructed inside.
To my horror, there were three blue eggs, one with a crack.(my hand was a bit shaky)
The two nights previous had temperatures below zero. In fact one night was the coldest since February.
So we will have no baby birds chirping in the nest this year and it makes me so sad indeed.