Hidden Treasure

Hidden Bird's Nest

I almost missed this hidden treasure.   A bird's nest that somehow survived  winter's bluster.
It was creatively weaved together with small twigs and bits of mud.

The thought of one of God's small creatures building this sanctuary with such tender care made me stop and pause.

Wisely it had been built in the center of some thorny brambles.   Predators would have found it quite difficult to harm the occupants of this home.
Isn't it amazing how even the birds have been given wisdom to know how to create a safe place to nest?

Watercolor Study

Speaking of hidden treasure...think the little Leprechaun may be coming around this week.

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hugs Debbie


  1. And to you too Debbie. I found an old nest made from grasses in a climbing vine. Around here, robins build stick and mud nests.

  2. I've always marveled at what birds can do! They are master builders, proficient navigators and attentive parents. Without birds the world would be a grim place. Your painting is so striking. What a water-colorist you are!

  3. Debbie,

    Birds are really amazing aren't they? Animals in general just are so interesting when you consider the skill sets that they possess. Makes you wonder about the way life works.

    A beautiful watercolor too! Very delicate and lovely-not fussy-just right:)

    Have a good week! Lots of hugs in your general direction:)

  4. Now... you know I would adore this post, didn't you, Debbie?
    Wish I could take a real life peek at that nest. Avian architecture never ceases to amaze and thrill me. If is is a robin's nest then there is more mud than it looks under that lining. They are master builders of sturdy nests.
    Your painting is so beautiful. What a gorgeous blue you used. What color blue is it...or combination?
    Happy Paddy's day to you too. May it be a lucky one.

  5. What a lovely discovery Debbie. Happy St Patricks day to you this week

  6. Happy Saint Patrick's Day to You & Yours Debbie!

  7. Hola Debbie: Siempre que recorro tu blog, me encuentro con detalles sencillos que llenan el corazón, y muy pocos pensamos en la obras magníficas que realizó Nuestro Señor. Hermosa foto y una pintura exquisita. Muchas gracias!!!!

  8. Nature is amazing! And Happy St Patricks day to you.

  9. I also always marvel at the 'intelligence' of those little creatures. Love your painting of the blue bird, very sweet and serene . Have a nice week !

  10. Wonderful captures and painting!! Spring has arrived here in NC -- and like your said-- so many hidden treasures to seek and find! Hope you have a great week!

  11. It is a great find! I am amazed at how they manage to build them to withstand the harsh weather. Your painting is beautiful! I hope you have a great week and a happy St. Patrick's day!

  12. Hi Debbie,
    What a great shot! Birds are so amazing...
    I love your bird watercolor... The colors are so soft.
    Happy St. Patty's day!

  13. I, too, find it amazing that the creatures around us have such an innate wisdom.

  14. It is amazing when you think of how creatures build their homes and nests with protection built around it. Marvelous!!! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  15. Such a nice find. I once found an empty bird's nest in my horse's blanket at the end of winter. Guess he didn't need that blanket very much that year!

  16. Looks like you found the bluebird of happiness!

  17. Hi Debbie,
    I am always amazed at how intricate and delicate, yet sturdy [and well-protected] are birds' nests, too.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on the latest cat. She certainly has a very sweet face!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and the leprachaun!!

  18. Your bluebird is so stunning! It's always amazing to come upon a birds nest so beautifully woven together with grass and twigs. What a nice find! Hope you have a Happy St Patrick's Day!

  19. It's really wonderful to look at a bird's nest and see how such a perfect little thing can be done by a bird. Hope you find more nice treasures on your walks! Have a beautiful day Debbie! Hugs

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