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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Water Tag With a Wren

I have a little garden devoted to the Virgin Mary in my yard. It's just a small garden that doesn't need much care. There are Hostas, Star Gazer Lilies, and Clematis blooming right now. It's a sweet little garden....very quiet and a place to sit and meditate or just enjoy the everyday things going on in the yard with some wildlife.


A birdhouse hangs in the River Birch..in this little garden. It's made out of clay and has no way of cleaning it out at the end of the year. A little perch, stuck in the clay, has come off. This little house is always the favorite spot for a Wren.


I know that I said that I wasn't going to water this year, but I'm a Mom...a nurturer...I just can't see things wither and suffer in this dreadful heat...when I could stand there with a hose for a few minutes. So, at 5:30 am I was out, to beat the heat, and gave everything a drink of water. I was watering this favorite spot of mine, when out the door of the birdhouse, came a little Wren.



She scolded me no end. I gave her a little shower of water. She stopped scolding and sang her little song. Then back to the scolding. She must have babies inside...because she went in to check on something. Hopped right out and scolded again. I sometimes talk to birds :) "This is my garden, Mrs. Wren, but I will share it with you...now behave." Then gave her another shower of water. She flitted up and down and all around. Chattering as only a Wren can do. Bossy little things! She was acting so sassy, so I gave her another shower. This time she went up to the branch above her house and preened her feathers. Shaking her little body till I thought she would fall to the ground.

We "played" like that for a long time. By now, I was sitting on my green chair and still watering the little garden. I had my camera with me this time...so in between holding the hose and taking pictures I was really enjoying myself. It wasn't hot yet...actually very pleasant out...with no mosquitoes.









I showered the tree branches, where she was hiding. She kept going in and out of her house. I wonder if she was giving her babies a drink of water off her feathers? This is the way I enjoy watering...giving my flowers a drink and giving the critters a little shower...be it a Toad, Chipmunk, or my little friend the Wren.


Balisha


















14 comments:

Barbara said...

Out at 5.30 to beat the heat!! Cold and wet here - longing to have my first of the year lounge on my garden lounger but no chance yet(and it is July!)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello!
What a sweet post. I love wrens...my Nana from England used to call them Jenny Wrens. I wish my garden looked so healthy and green..we're drying up here in Kansas and we desperately need rain. What fun playing tag with your little resident wren...I hope you get to do that again soon. Have a wonderful day!
Maura :)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, just caught up on reading your entries. Weather here is 100 every day. Like you I water at 5:30. Just cannot take the heat anymore...

Margie's Musings said...

I love wrens too. My cat, Inky, knocked our wren house down and quickly killed the two babies before I could catch him. Cats!!!

acorn hollow said...

you are right a fun way to water the garden.
Cathy

Sissy said...

Balisha, I am so glad I found your blog. What a lovely person you must be, to water the garden and the birds. We are planting trees at a frantic rate, desperate for a wren. They are so sweet! All we get are hawks and sparrows. You are very blessed!

Balisha said...

Hi Barbara...Wish we could trade a bit with you. We are supposed to have a reprieve over the weekend then back up to the 90s next week.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Maura,
I have called them Jenny Wren too. I think that came from way back...maybe my Grandma. Our lawn is brown, but the plants are green from my watering.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Ernestine...I can work faster in cooler weather. This heat just makes me want to stay in all the time...Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Margie,
Naughty Inky! I guess that's just what cats do...a natural thing for them. Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Cathy,
You have to make a game out of some monotonous chores.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Sissy...How was your day at work today? I can't imagine being out in this heat. Take care, Balisha

Zoey said...

How cute. What a great way to make watering fun!

Jean said...

I bet she was enjoying the little bath. I have 2 birdbaths in the yard and they are used extensively especially now as hot as it is. I have wrens all over and they nest in the strangest places. You are not the only one who talks to the birds as I say Good Morning to my hummers every day!