Linda (Life on a Colorado Farm on my Blog Roll) has put on two beautiful things this week - two things which show just how remarkable nature is. The first was a spider's web where the central 'hub' was heart-shaped rather than round and the second, this morning, is a humming bird's nest complete with one newly hatched baby and three remaining eggs. She now has the web as her header.
It reminded me of a photograph the farmer took several years ago when he was on one of his walks. Some of you will have seen it before but I have many new readers since then, so I am posting it again.
He was on one of his Sunday walks when they went into an old barn to have their lunch. This pair of old trousers was hanging across a beam and a long-tailed tit had utilised them to build a nest. Birds are on the look-out for safe nesting sites and this seems like a good one to me.