If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That is definitely the wren’s motto.Try as he might, some pieces of lumber just refused to go into his building project, and fell to the ground.
Some choice bits of material were hand picked from beside the steps leading to the pond.
After adding each plank to the gangplank or fetching a pillow or two for the nursery, Lord Wren paused on top of the house to sing! Now, what would our world be like if construction workers paused frequently to belt out a song? What if a policeman sang an aria while on the beat? Mind you, if it was classical music, the streets might be cleared of ne’er do wells.
Lord Wren’s contracting efforts were not in vain. On Saturday, June 11, Lady Wren arrived at Cedar Hollow. She inspected the white house nearby, Chateau de la Gourde, but let him know at once that Cedar Shake on Black Pole Lane was definitely her choice of residence this year. See her on the fence? Lord Wren quickly tacked up the SOLD sign!
Today was the kind of windy, cold day when a bowl of chili would taste awfully good. All kinds of birds thought so, too, and took their supper at the front yard feeder: chickadees, a flock of gold finches, a rose-breasted grosbeak, a mourning dove, song sparrows, cardinals, and a nuthatch. They are a congenial bunch. You don’t hear any of them saying nasty things like, “Get your elbows off the table, buddy!” They just share the diner with whoever flies in. The wrens don’t join them, however. They’re not interested in sitting in a pan to eat. They couldn’t sit still long enough, if they tried! Supper must be FRESH, and caught on the wing! Oh yes.
The chipmunk ferrets out any seeds that chickadees accidentally drop as they carry their dinner to a branch on the nearby pear tree to hammer out the nutmeat.