9 July

there is a birds nest on our porch

i discovered it when i reached for the straw broom to sweep the seed away

there was the nest all tucked in the corner 

between where the broom rests and a planter of patient Lucy's

it isn't the pretty kind with the bright blue robin's eggs 

laying there all Ann Volkamp style

we can't see the birds in there because it is a covered nest

the wind coming off of the Atlantic would

blow those little eggs right out of the nest

after Christmas we put the tree

outside on the porch

i thought it would be nice to see it lit during the fiercest storms

but here on this rather tiny island

the wind is fairly constant

so the tree blows over and against the house

little sparrows use its shelter

hunkering down from the snow and icy blasts

in those colder months 
we fill the feeders out there almost daily

perhaps it was one of those sparrows 

who thought our porch 

an inviting place to build a home

nestled under an old fisherman's buoy 

next to a pot of porch flowers and an old broom

Psalm 84:3
Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

I would like to extend an open invitation to join me 

for my first ever link-up meme

Tuesday Afternoon

your post can be about anything that gives one pause

to enjoy the simple beauty of 

Tuesday Afternoon

I look forward to seeing you











  1. enjoyed this, bless you.

  2. What a blessing you provided to that tiny sparrow. Your tiny island sounds lovely. I will definitely try and link up next Tuesday. This past Tuesday was hours upon hours of writing and editing a team project I've been working on for the past 4 months. Have a blessed weekend.

  3. A touching and adorable subject matter. In fact a bird's nest within the porch's rafters is perhaps a good-luck charm extending its blessings and coming your way! Wonderful write Simplity!


  4. Amazing isn't what wonderful engineers we have in nature.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful hop or meme. Will you start next week? Sign me up for reminders.

  6. How poetic and pretty. Thank you!!

  7. I love the heart of your blog. It is so peaceful. Thank you for linking up at Faithful at Home Fridays, so encouraging.

  8. I adore your blog! I too, am participating in the Mad Tea Party. I already have my post up as I have obligations on Saturday and didn't want to miss being late. Better early than late!
    I may perhaps join up for the Tuesday Afternoon meme. Can't help but think of the Moody Blues with the name. Those were the days...
    Teresa in California on the opposite side of the country from you!

  9. We recently discovered a bird's nest too! This is a beautiful post and I especially love the Psalm you integrated :)

  10. Sweet little nest and a great reminder that God does take care of the least of these.

  11. Peaceful and Lovely reflections.
    Sweet Blessings friend

  12. I had two nests on my porch this year. It is always a delight rather it's a pretty nest or not, don't you agree? Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. I am glad you left their home alone. Some people would have destroyed it for fun. What a beautiful piece of nature.


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