Daily Prompt Lookin’ Out My Back Door Look out your back window or door — describe what you see, as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.
Until about a week ago, this is what I saw out my back door — I saw everything. I saw her build this nest (she had a hard time at first) in a perfect spot to protect her eggs from rain, wind and predators. I saw her out on the wire looking for love. I saw her FIND love. I saw her sit on this nest for a long time and every time I went out the back door and startled her, I said, “Sorry little mommy.” After a while, she was seldom startled. I was watching when the first one hatched. I saw her change position and no longer really sit ON the nest. I saw her frantically trying to keep up with feeding the little ones. I saw the little ones go from plug ugly pin-feathered wannabe birds to these cute little almost-ready-now. And, on the very last day, the very last one looked at me through my laundry room window and I said to him, “Don’t even think about it,” meaning “Don’t fly in this direction.” Not long after that, he was gone, too.
I miss them.