Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Nature Nests

In The Nesting Quilt, Maya watches as a little finch snaps up a tiny scrap of Nana's blue cloth to use in her nest. Later she sees the blue strip woven into the nest, which is now filled with tiny birds.

Last Spring I filled an old suet feeder with scraps of cloth, yarn and ribbon--hoping to temp nest-builders with colorful adornments.
Then,while cleaning out the garden earlier this spring, I discovered a small nest from last summer which had amazingly survived a wild winter and four feet of snow. Woven around the nest was a blue ribbon.

The nest few weeks brought several gusty winds, and eventually the ribbon disappeared.
Then last week, I noticed another nest. A nervous catbird flew back and forth. It's hard to see it in this photo, but festooned just below the nest is a faded blue ribbon. You can see the bird's face peaking out of the nest.