This spring, a couple of barn swallows built a nest on our back porch. They were obviously newlyweds - it took them a month to complete their nest. We watched as, daily, their efforts fell to the ground.
They never gave up and finally made a lovely home. Isn't she a good decorator? I love how she finished it up with this pretty feather. Maybe he brought it to her as a gift and she knew just where to put it.
Soon, there were three little, hungry babies.
Every night for weeks they all came back and slept like this. One big, happy family.
Yes, they made a mess on our porch, but I don't mind.