Mother's Day in the Time of Covid
There is no such thing as a free lunch except when we are discussing these baby birds. This nest sits outside our bedroom window. Our pair of Woodhouse's scrub-jays arrived March 19, 2020 to start their new family just as the world shut down.
We watched each day as they built the the most intricate woven nest structure you have ever seen then proceeded to lay their speckled eggs. After much love from mom, these eggs slowly hatched revealing two tiny, fragile creatures with faces only a mother could love. Before long, mom took the babies to our front patio where she taught them to fly and ushered them into the greater world. On March 19th, 2021 our pair of jays returned on the exact same day, to the exact same spot, only to do it all over again.
On Mother's day Week, let's pause and remember the most important person who gave us life; our moms. The ones here on Earth and the ones in heaven. Thank you for everything. We will never forget you.