The Joy of Being a Gardener.
A Bird Adopted Me!
Several weeks ago while making cuttings this young Robin flies in the building and lands on my head. Just sits there. I put my hand on my head to get her off and she hops on the back on my hand and just rides it down to table and looks at me as if to say; “Are you going to feed me?”
She hung around for about a week. I’d watering with a hose and she land on my hand, just hanging on as I waved the hose back and forth. Didn’t really have time to get a photo or a video, but wish I had.
I left my friend Blair at the nursery wiring up the timers for the pump while I went to the hardware store. When I came back he had closed the overhead door but his car was still there so I knew he hadn’t left. It was odd that the door was down. He told me the Robin was driving him crazy walking around on top of his head and he couldn’t work!
Finally the neighbor comes over with her on his hand and explains that his kids pulled her out of the pond barely alive and kept her in the house for a couple of weeks. When they finally let her loose she didn’t want to leave.
One day I got in the truck to leave and she flew in the window and sat on the steering wheel. You should have seen the look on my dog’s face. She’s never gotten that close to a bird and she was perplexed to say the least.
I used to see the neighbor out in the yard with a pitch fork digging for worms and pointing them out to her. I hope she learned to take care of herself and to be more afraid.
So . . . . what’s your favorite gardening story?