Empty Nest or Full, Mother Knows Best

Single status: Day 50

Yup, tugboat man’s been gone since March 10.

I’ve almost forgotten what he looks like, and if he didn’t make a brief satellite call once a week, I’d forget what his voice sounds like, too.

This is the transitional time for absentee spouses.

The initial missing of his constant presence is OVER, life goes on, and my own routine is firmly established.

It looks like he should be home in about two weeks or so, PROBABLY missing my birthday, but in time to go camping with son/DIL, which is my birthday present, so I don’t mind being alone on my bday if it means he’s for sure home for the celebration.

And just in time for Mother’s Day, an Anna’s Hummingbird built her nest right outside our kitchen window on the deck, on HUMMINGBIRD WIND CHIMES.hummingbirdchimes

Isn’t this the craziest thing?

Do you think my little hummingbird KNOWS where she is?

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It’s magical, watching her build her nest out of spider webs and feathers. I touched it and it feels like a handwoven sweater, soft but strong.hummingbird5

Can’t stop taking pics; look at that beautiful color.

hummycloseup4A Mommy hummy in flight.

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Isn’t this amazing?

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Mom doesn’t mind when I walk back and forth or get up close and personal for pics, but she’s so protective of her nest when another bird flies into her personal space.hummyapril29(7)An egg!! There are supposed to be two; waiting for the next one!

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Hummingbird sitting on hummingbird nest on hummingbird chimes.

Could anything be more adorable?

Who needs a dumb old tugboat man when this magic is inches away?

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22 thoughts on “Empty Nest or Full, Mother Knows Best

  1. Your hummingbird either has a great sense of humor or Nature has one. Too perfect for coincidence.

    You are permanently a military wife, it would seem. One day, he will be home all the time and you’ll both have something new to get used to 🙂 You deal with it as well as anyone I’ve known. It’s a delicate rhythm.

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    • Thank you so much for the lovely vote of confidence – it’s really hub who deals with me magnificently; I’m a bit crazy (which I’m sure you’ve figured out) This yummy hummy and her sense of humor is the best thing that’s happened around here in a long time! There are about a dozen chimes on the deck, I have no idea why that’s the one she chose, but I have so much respect for her intelligence (and humor!)

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  2. Extraordinary photos -we don’t have humming birds in the UK so I can’t get a sense of scale between nest, bird and windchimes.

    I also have a sea-going husband (of 38 years) who will be coming ashore for the final time at the end of August – that’s going to take a lot of getting used to.

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