Tiny little House Wrens, they made a luxurious nest in an old straw hat that was left in the breezeway last year. Back then, we hadn't noticed the nest until the babies had hatched, and the sounds of eager chirps filled the porch each time the mama or papa would arrive with food.
We stood on a chair, held our breath and tilted our heads so we could peek into the soft cavern. Ridiculously large beaks opened wide in unison at any movement beyond the opening, especially fingers wriggled in a gentle tease. Amazingly, the gawky, awkward babies with their sparse feathers would jump the nest for independence in a matter of days.
And now the mama and papa are back with another batch of blue eggs to tend. They've been remodeling, fixing up the place and making it perfect for their new brood. I think they've added on. I know they've certainly worked on the curb appeal.
It is charming.
Oh, the delight of finding a glorious nest so close to our curious eyes!
I have to hand it to this little wren couple.
These wrens know the secret of sanctuary.
They know that using what you have, no matter how modest, is the key to sleeping well at night.
What is Home Sanctuary to you?
Today, take a moment to create a bit of Sanctuary for yourself.
Take a few moments to do something that delights you.