Friday, July 10, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

'There's No Place Like Home' . oil on linen panel . 14 x 16 . 2009
copyright © kay eneim 2009

These two nests, belonging to a pair of hummingbirds and finches, were nurtured outside our home.

The little hummingbirds built their nest at eye level on a hibiscus bush. It would swing around like mad in the was unbelievable that the two little eggs stayed nestled in their warm little bed. Their tiny eggs hatched and three weeks later the babies were on their own.

The finch's nest was also found at eye level...but after a year passed, we figured the eggs weren't going to hatch. The mama must have discovered us walking around the area and decided to abandon them...very sad. But what a beautiful thing to see, the precision of the nest and those perfect little eggs.