Monday, September 1, 2014

Outdoors -- more chicks

Was talking with a neighbor.
He has the trees where the goldfinches nest.
Also a tree where the robins nest.
The cardinals seem to have their nest near him, too,
and he says they raised at least two broods this year.
I saw the papa out with one of them yesterday.
He was perching on my tomato tower.
There was a nervous peeping coming from below him,
somewhere down among the tomato stalks.
This is the second year that I've known the cardinals to use my planter for a nursery.

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