Bless God’s Creatures

 

Sometimes, the smallest discoveries bring the greatest pleasures: 

Last evening, we noticed a Robin that was flying back and forth to our little Red Maple tree that I had planted for Emma when we first moved here.  The tree has grown with Emma and will always be a reminder of her childhood when her time comes to “leave the nest”.

Speaking of nests, my husband decided to see why the Robin was so interested in our little tree and discovered her nesting on top of her newly hatched babies. 

She was so protective of them that she withstood us climbing up on a ladder to take a closer look.  It was very touching to see her spread out over the entire nest protecting her young.  We did not zoom in to take this photo which showed that even though I’m sure we were making her nervous, she refused to fly away and leave her babies.

Soon after we had come inside, she flew off to gather food for her little ones so my husband quickly snapped a few photos of her precious new arrivals.  They can’t be more than a few days old as they barely have any fuzz on them yet. 

How amazing to see these tiny newborns and God’s creatures living out the cycle of life.  We will continue to monitor them as Mommy Robin will be very busy keeping these little ones fed.  We will take a picture each week to keep track of their progress as they grow.  What a blessing this was for us and a real treat to know she chose Emma’s tree to raise her young!

 

Wishing you blessings and joy today and always! 

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 09:55:14

    What a great blog, your pic are wonderful and what a great mum is mummy robinand in Emma\’s tree she will always remember them,Lovely blog thank you for show us your babysTake careSue

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  2. Touch
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 09:55:51

    That\’s great, Rhonda! I\’ve been waiting for the does on our ridge to make an appearance with their new fawns but, so far, we\’ve only managed to catch a glimpse now and then from a distance. I look forward to watching the hatchlings grow through your lens.

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  3. Beth
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 10:41:39

    Beautiful story Rhonda. The pictures are awesome.

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  4. Adrian
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 10:45:24

    Awesome! :)Adrian

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  5. Sue
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 10:46:54

    How neat is that?! Hope Mama robin doesn\’t mind you peeking and abandon her family. Looking forward to seeing them grow up! Great pictures!

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  6. nita
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 11:03:32

    hi rhonda, delightful, I love robins, keep the pictures coming. what a nice idea having emma\’s tree. wishing you joy and blessings too, sometimes joy comes in unexpected little things, doesn\’t it, even in the midst of sorrow. hugs – nita.

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  7. nita
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 11:05:22

    p.s. do your robins, have red breasts like ours. the ones in england are smaller I think

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  8. Rhonda
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 12:00:40

    Hi Nita: Yes, the robins here are red breasted but larger than the ones you have there in England.Hi Sue: We were careful not to get too close so Mommy Bird wouldn\’t abandon the nest…I would be feeding birds nonstop with a syringe if she did…LOL!

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  9. Sheila
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 12:18:51

    That\’s a great story and the pictures are wonderful. I love being able to watch as the little birds gow and finally take off on their own.

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  10. Joe
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 12:18:54

    Absolutely delightful pictures my friend! Robins really do have a lot of personality. I often notice them on my walk and they often don\’t fly away even when I get close…they just look at me and cock their heads…I love that!

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  11. simon
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 13:18:16

    Beautifull ! Great idea with \’Emmas\’ tree . Also looking forward to updates:-)- you\’ve started something here

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  12. Princess
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 14:33:09

    Aaaaw Beautiful phots! I shall look 4ward 2 the updates on the Robin Family! Hope u have a lovely resta day! Luv PF XXX

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  13. ♬ŠŨŇ
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 16:46:58

    That was a wonderful blog Rhonda. What a lovely treat, to see such wonder in your own garden. Look farward to hearing more. Take care Xx

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  14. Jun 27, 2009 @ 17:09:37

    A most delightful and heartwarming story. I love the red maple tree (rich colourful leaves) and can see why the red robin made it\’s nest there.

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  15. freckles
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 17:14:16

    aw bless ! i love red trees ! fingers crossed they all do okhope you are chilled weekendbenn thinking of you ~x~

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  16. Angel eyes
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 23:26:21

    just precious angel eyes

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  17. Brett
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 06:22:34

    The legacy of Emma\’s tree . . . a tree of life and love.Peace.Brother Piggy.Yeah,about the guestbook signing request . . . . there is a fee for that privilege.

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  18. Terry's
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 07:48:41

    That was such a great blog Rhonda . I loved it , nice clear pictures too. It will be a joy to watch them grow . Take care dear and thanks for the many visits in my guest book.love Terry

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  19. Nina
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 08:49:26

    How absolutly amazing and wonderful. What a joy. Thank you for sharing

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  20. Lisa ♥
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 16:42:26

    Oh what a Beautiful find , and the memories you all will have. I loved this Blog Rhonda.Glad you have some wonderful photos to keep for Emma forever.Your A BlessingHugs

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  21. Happy
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 14:52:50

    Totally amazing photograph of babies! Thank you for posting! Yes, how precious life has will to survive!

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