Haiku my Heart - The Mockingbird

deep within the hedge
a fledgling waits patiently
mother watches me


Although it is well into summer, and my sunflowers have bloomed and are fading fast and jasmine is in full bloom and dropping soft petals like snowflakes, baby birds are still hatching and fledging. The resident woodpecker has had two clutches. The mockingbirds....hard to keep up with them, they are everywhere. I can watch from a window deep into a  hedge and see mom come feed the begging baby. In my back yard, I venture too close to the podocarpus where little fledge becomes silent as I approach, and mom flies to the fence, watching me,.. chip...chip...chip...don't come any closer! I put blackberries on the fence post, and they are gone in five minutes.  Each day the crows come, morning and evening, hunting, and all babies become silent. Blue Jays scream a warning, mockingbirds chip and screech, and every wing is on alert.  

Nature pleases me.


linked with
Rebecca's haiku and more

Have a blessed day!


  1. How I love entering your garden and "aviary" with you, Judie! I was just thinking about you... and here you are!

  2. This is beautiful, both the haiku and the 'window' into your garden. Nature is solace and heart balm for me too..

  3. I am a bit jealous of you... mockingbirds don't live in the Netherlands. But blackbirds act just the same. There's a nest in my mum's backyard, right above the backdoor in the rose-bush. I can spend hours sitting there watching. Love the haiku!

  4. Beautiful haiku and i loved reading your post. Never thought of putting blueberries on the fence. Your yard noises are similar to mine. I wake up hearing them - especially the ravens who are waiting for me to throw out multigrain bread...crazy birds. Anyway so enjoyable to read you again.

  5. Beautiful. Both haiku and your flowers/garden.

  6. Lovely haiku and beautiful sunflowers ~

    Thanks so much for your loving thoughts about my loss of Angel ~ means so much ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. How could that mother bird possibly suspect you of mischief? :)

  8. oh how i have missed you my sweet kind friend. nature is my healer too. the birds each morning feather me with hope and just enough strength to begin again in the unfurling day. your presence here is all that and so much more. xoxo

  9. Having problems with commenting!
    Sending my good wishes.

    All the best Jan


Your comments are sincerely appreciated. Knowing you have been here is what keeps me posting. Thank you for taking the time.