Wordless Wednesday

Vacancy

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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81 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Karen Lang says:

    I can see why πŸ€”

  2. Oh how lovely! Blessed winter and Merry Christmas to you Eliza!

  3. Finding nests in bare trees is a great pleasure this time of year.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    This image tries hard to be sad, but somehow it just isn’t…

  5. Joanne says:

    Aww, I wonder if the owner will return next spring …

  6. A bird’s nest is kind of like a spider web – amazing.

  7. I enjoy your winter photos. Are you getting the snow today?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you. Yes, due to start in a couple hours … they are predicting a major storm… time will tell how much we’ll get. Thankfully, it will be dry powder, much easier to shovel than that heavy, wet stuff. The wind is supposed to kick up, leading to drifting snow, but hopefully, no downed power lines, fingers crossed.

  8. Alice says:

    But it was a beautiful and well-built and perfectly-sized cozy home. πŸ₯°

  9. ke01341 says:

    snow bird, like some New Englanders it might have left to go south

  10. Nice Eliza! Enjoyed seeing your image!

  11. David says:

    Very nice, unique winter photo.

  12. Alicia says:

    I’m always amazed at how close by we walk to summer nests once they are revealed in the winter.

  13. Kris P says:

    Sweet and a touch sad at the same time but spring will come again!

  14. Widdershins says:

    “I’ll be back!” said Mrs Bird as she tucked the front-door key into her purse and took flight for the Winter. πŸ™‚

  15. Debbie says:

    Something kind of sad about an empty nest. I expect it will be filled again next spring though!

  16. A well built nest despite the elements. I hope it’s occupied again in the spring.

  17. Love those little nests, wonderful snowy capture!πŸ™‚

  18. Wonderful picture that is fitting for the season.

  19. I didn’t read to see if anyone else saw it, but i see a heart lined in snow on the nest’s rim. ❀

  20. Snow’s a great accessory.

  21. No snow on our resident nest…it’s on top of my extension ladder in the garage. Good thing I don’t use it much. The garage door stays open during nesting times. I leave it there al winter. Sometimes it just gets reused and sometimes gets remade. Bet this nest is about full right now. πŸ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Buried! Glad you got your snowblower back just in time. Bentley must be needing that shoveled path. πŸ˜‰

      • He ran out before I could get the shovel and left a trail with his belly. πŸ™‚ All clear now. We ended up with about 8″ but I bet you had more.
        Yes, having the snowblower was a big plus.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Go, Bentley! πŸ™‚
        B measured 14″ but I think we got more. The drifting made it hard to be sure. Quite the work out getting it all cleared. I tend to use lower back muscles when gardening, but shoveling felt like I was rowing a canoe, all upper back. A little sore now! πŸ˜‰

      • It was light stuff but I was still happy to use the machine. I hope your back is okay. Each task we do uses different muscles even though we think that we are good shape.

  22. naturebackin says:

    I guess the nest did a good job for the birds in the summer. Just read in the comments about your blizzard and heavy fall of snow. Hope your own ‘nest’ is snug enough! Keep warm and safe.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Carol. The nest is now buried… we had 14″ of fresh, fluffy stuff, which took a couple hours to clear off walks, driveway and around the house. My hubby even snowshoed the trail, all ready for winter walks with the dog. “Walking in a winter wonderland.”

  23. Cute! Hope that your snow fall doesn’t upset too many of your plans for the next week or two.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      “Plans? What plans?” My days are all the same in lockdown! πŸ˜‰ We ended up with 14″ of nice, fluffy snow. I’m a bit sore from shoveling, but walks and driveway are all clear, the roads are plowed. All dressed up and nowhere to go. πŸ˜‰

      • Well, that sounds lovely to me (no Christmas snow predicted here) and at least the roads are clear. Shovelling is tedious and tiring, so super well done. Hot baths and toddies will help! Are you isolating or do you go out for groceries, xmas trees etc?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        I had a sauna, we got one 20 years ago and it is a boon as we age. πŸ˜‰
        We go out as little as possible, my hubby kindly braves the stores (he doesn’t think I’m ‘careful’ enough, works for me ;D ). We live next to an old tree farm where I found a broken top, very spindly and wild-looking, which I was happy to repurpose as a tree. Very old-fashioned, I prefer a non-sheared tree, better for displaying ornaments. What are you doing for the holiday?

  24. ladyfi says:

    Lovely! And what a great title.

  25. Cathy says:

    Lovely. And I read you had a lot of snow! Stay warm and dry! πŸ˜ƒβ˜ƒοΈπŸ˜‰

  26. Jet Eliot says:

    That nest won’t be vacant for long. We’re only days away from the winter solstice and that nest will be filling up soon, and your garden will be so robust and leafy you won’t even see it. Until then, Eliza, stay warm…looks pretty cold there!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Jet. Yes, spring here is only 3 months away, ha!
      I’m not sure robin’s reuse nests, the second one she made fell apart in a storm, but this one has held on. The 14″ of snow we got yesterday will test it. Tonight is forecast to go to 4ΒΊ – too cold! But it’ll preserve the winter wonderland… snowshoeing today was awesome!
      Take care and have a warm holiday week.

  27. Irene says:

    Looks like a perfectly cozy home. ❀️

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