A pair of Cardinals had been busy at the nearby bird feeders for several days. I watched them chattering to each other and visiting the Rose of Sharon bush. One morning as I filled the bird feeders, I noticed the female was taking bugs into the Rose of Sharon. As she left, I peered into the bush. There sat a perfect little nest, with two little hungry babies waiting.
The parents were very protective and active in caring for the babies. It was only a matter of a couple of weeks that the birds were fledglings, taking flight, and following us around the yard and garage. The parents are still nearby, watching both us and their now independent young ones. Life indeed goes on, just as it is meant to.