Bare of last year's brood
Strong winds blew and twisted fronds
But nest clung tightly
In a line of Areca palms in my back yard
is one frond that hangs just above my head.
Mid way, a cardinal built a nest last year.
I found it, with two tiny babies, as I was trimming.
It was not long before the nest was empty
since cardinal babies grow and fledge quickly.
All the rest of Summer and Fall I left the nest alone.
Thinking the cardinals might return.
This winter brought strong winds shaking and twisting the fronds,
hard, driving storm rains blasting the nest...
Still... it remains.
It isn't like the one above (an internet photo)
but rather made of grey twigs and Spanish moss.
Strong, sturdy, as if attached with super glue.
Perhaps this Spring.....?
Spanish Moss .. Internet Photo