It is with a heavy heart I share this news,
that the sweet baby birds are gone today.
Unfortunately I fear the worst as one of the
fledglings was found dead.
I know this is a part of life and nature, but it
does not make the discovery any less sad,
painful, and very heartbreaking. My husband
will help me bury the little one tonight.
I am a complete puddle of tears. All I can
think to do is to hide away in my studio and
paint to help preserve those wonderful moments.
I am ever so grateful for the brief time I had with
A last remembrance and goodbye.
UPDATE 4/21: We buried the remains of the little one
last night at dusk, near the grave of the Indigo Bunting (see
Initially, I removed the nest but decided to put it back in the
wreath. I don't know if there will be another visitor this year?
If not, then perhaps next year we will be blessed with more
miracles. However, hubby and I have formulated some ideas
to thwart off predators for the next time.... hopefully, giving
the little ones a better chance.
I have asked my dear friend, Katherine Dunn, to create a special
stone to mark their resting place. Katherine has a wonderful
post about this topic that is currently up on her blog.