Do you think Mother Nature reads blogs? You know I was remarking on Monday (ok, complaining) about the lack of Spring evidence here in New York. My parents came over for dinner this evening and as we were walking them out to the car, we stumbled upon this near our front porch.
“Are you planting another tree?," I asked my husband when I saw this hole…
“No, why would I plant a tree near a corner of the house foundation?”
We crept closer…lo and behold, there’s a beautiful egg in a perfectly round nest! Is my post from Monday out in the internet cosmos and Mother Nature is chuckling to herself, “Oh, yeah!? I’ll show Tara what spring is!!”
We have no idea what kind of egg or nest it is. We do live near the river. A duck, goose or swan? Reptilian since it’s on the ground? Any ideas? My youngest daughter suggested platypus!
This nest is about the size of a dinner plate in diameter and about six inches deep. The egg is just larger than a chicken’s egg.
But the most important question of all: will Mommy be back?
OK! OK! Mother Nature you got me good! I believe, I believe in Spring! Sending good karma my way, you are having the last laugh! If she doesn’t come back do you expect me to sit on this nest???Yikes!
Any volunteers looking to take a shift of nest sitting can leave their name in the comments! Feathers and twig donations appreciated. Hee-hee!