Circle Of Life


A pair of robins have built a nest atop a head-gate in one of the farm buildings. The parents were quite angry with me for being so near their nest and screamed at me from a nearby tree as I took a few quick pics of it last evening.

Which is a curious thing when you think about it:

The robins, in spite of being afraid of me, were willing to risk their lives to protect their babies.

-Babies that may be nothing more than a collection of cells at this point, unseen by their parents, but recognized by them to be their babies.

-Not fully formed, but fully deserving of their parent’s protection, care, and love.



Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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10 Responses

  1. Laura says:

    Baby robins have hatched out by the trash dumpster at work. Every night when I take out the trash I get scolded by their parents. I try to explain myself to them but it has done no good.

  2. Patty says:

    Lovely photo!

  3. Kathy S. says:

    Beautiful thought. You are so philosophical today! Love the photo.

  4. Lynne says:

    A precious sentiment to share. I am so thankful God created animals for us! Thanks for sharing. ☺

  5. Vicki says:

    We have kites (small hawks)in our neighborhood. Every spring they come back like a plague and steal baby song birds out of the nest. There is no way to stop them or drive them away. For that reason I don’t put out bird feeders or houses to encourage song birds to nest here. Same goes for hummingbirds. I have seen a kite snatch a dragonfly in the air and eat it without stopping. The songbird parents chase them but somehow can’t prevent their raids.

  6. Lorraine says:

    I garbage picked a martin house. We put it on a 8 foot fence post and we have baby starlings in it. You can hear them in the house. I really wanted sparrows or robins or my favorite cardinals or blue jays, maybe next year!!!! A bird is a bird and I love them all.

    • Suzanne says:

      I’ve heard that purple martin houses have to go out early otherwise you’ll end up with other nesting birds. But I can’t say for certain this works as I’ve never had a purple martin house.

  7. Lynda M O says:

    lovely egg color… wonder if monitor is rendering anything close to natural ?~!

    have I missed an update on that mama cow who spent more’n a week learning to love her son ?
    I have spent a couple hours wondering how she made it once they went out to pasture.

    • Suzanne says:

      Sorry, Things got busy and I never did another update on her. She let him nurse and even cleans her little squirt. I did notice that he had learned to thieve from other cows, but then so did some of the other calves too. Mama and baby went to pasture so I haven’t seen them since. But everyone is alive over there so I’m gonna go with “Mama and baby doing fine”.

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