Thursday, June 07, 2012

Nest

I found this little nest on the grass.  Perhaps it blew out of a tree.  See the feathers in the center?  Some nest are packed with mud and very "formal."  This one is a creative, flowing woven masterpiece. No mud. The branch in the lower left continues on out into a curl.  It is about 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches.

bush warbler-----
I rest my hands
in the wooden sink

chigestsu-ni

chigestsu-ni (1632-1708)  The closest woman disciple and friend of Basho and one of the greatest traditional Japanese women haiku poets


24 comments:

kimmie said...

wow - that is an amazing work of art - I couldn't make something that beautiful if I tried for a year

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm always fascinated with nests...they are indeed works of art...a treat to see the one you found Suki...

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

They really are works of Art. Amazing how such a little bird brain can do such interesting intricate work. My neighbor found a cool one in her bushes when trimming them yesterday. It was an old abandoned one but pretty cool. Wish I had thought to take a photo of it.

Mim said...

It's lovely. what a treasure

Lynn said...

You know what? when I first saw this I thought Suki has woven a nest! I had no idea it was the work of birds. Wow! Really a piece of art.

ZenDotStudio said...

Such a tiny nest. We found some nests in the rafters of the porch when we moved into our house. It's so interesting to see what they use and how they weave them. One day I saw a bird tugging at the prayer flags. I imagined he/she was using them for nest making.

Interesting story of chigestsu-ni

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I agree, what a treasure!

Mystic Meandering said...

What a delightful little nest. Very creative indeed, and it does look "hand made." I can just imagine the little ones and the mother resting, comfortably held within its embrace...

Kim said...

This is really sweet! It is so tiny, yet so very detailed. I can imagine this little bird flying back and forth working hard on this nest! It is a beautiful find! It seems as though it is more sturdy than it appears!

Thank you, Suki!

Annie said...

I love nests, this one is lovely.
XOXO

Andrea Hupke de Palacio said...

C'est beau! So beautiful, this little piece of art, what a composition! Thanks for sharing, I smile when I read Lynn's comment lol, love from Paris, Andrea

Robin said...

What a find! It truly IS a treasure. This bird was an artist....and now, it resides with another artist! How fitting! I can imagine how light it is to hold....I could stare at it's pattern for hours, deciphering just how it was woven....

Suki...it's so beautiful!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

kj said...

the skill and patience....

what is about nests that comforts just by knowing they exist?

xoxo
kj

~Babs said...

One of my most favorite things!
I love finding one, examining all the mixed media they used to build it.
This one is a true gem!

PeaceGardenSu said...

yes, so artlessly artful-- ! this is an inspiring reminder/example of the artistry native/inherent (and coherent) within the consciousnesses of all creatures great and small...

PeaceGardenSu said...

PS loved reading the haiku-etic/poetic string of gratitudes in your side bar, too! <3

Robin said...

Something compelled me to return....and you have changed your header! How I ADORE that photo of Bibitty and Emily.....

♥ R ♥

glitz said...

It always fascinates me that they make them with only their beaks and they carry sticks that are huge in relation to their bodyweight. Clever and resourceful little creatures!
Any I noticed immediately that you have changed your header - I love that photo - we've seen it before, I think?
Do you ever think about getting another cat?
Arohanui, Lesley.

Kelly M said...

I've always loved nests. The ones cemented with mud are made by the American Robin. This could be a House Finch or Wren nest.

Tracy said...

Wooden sink... what a lovely thought! My mom is a great birder and she shares her passion for that freely, so the birding has rubbed off on me too. A nest is a good home. Beautiful place you have here. I've found you via Christine of Mystic Meanderings. :o)

louciao said...

Imagine just having that native intelligence to cobble together a home like that. How is it that the saying "bird brained" carries such a negative connotation?! I suspect that your kitties harbour a fascination with our fine-feathered friends as well, though for other reasons.

Katiejane said...

I love finding little nests. Too bad this one is vacant. But now it is your treasure to keep.

studio lolo said...

To be born a natural weaver!
I love nests as well. Just knowing a family was raised there is heartwarming.

This is a wonderful find Suki!
I can picture it in a museum.

xo
Lo♥

layers said...

beautiful nest... I collect nests myself.. and I love that haiku.