Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nature's struggles, Part 4

What? "Part 4", you say? Like, "Whatever happened to parts 2 and 3?" No, you didn't miss them. I just haven't gotten around to writing them up and posting them yet. Summer busy-ness plus loss of blogging interest has made me a bit lax in getting the posts out. I will get to them eventually, 'cause they're interesting.

But back to Part 4. The photo below just shows one of nature's tragedies that can happen in the wink of an eye... or the blow of the wind. We did have wind last night, plus 1.6" of rain. This robin's nest and its occupants just couldn't survive it. Sad.

Other than a few twigs off the trees, we had no damage that I know of. Our neighbors up the road, however, weren't so lucky. They lost their fairly new heifer shed. Again. This was the second time since it was originally built! I haven't heard how the heifers fared yet*. (*Later ... heifers are okay.)


live a colorful life said...

Such a pretty blue egg....

Grandma G said...

Yeah, but apparently it was no good, since it hadn't hatched with the others.