Ok I know I had one of these posts earlier, but it was so apropos for today. I went out in the morning and had the most wonderful surprise. My garlic has scapes. Whoohoo! I haven't grown garlic in at least a decade. Then I didn't understand that scapes were more than just flower stalks. I snipped them off, but didn't know you could eat them.
Now that I've harvested them I'll have to figure out what to dow with them. The have the most delectable smell. Soup? Stirfry? If you have a favorite recipe for scapes, put a link in the comments section.
As I was carrying my treasure inside, I noticed the dog seemed really interested in the grass. I looked over and noticed a nest on the ground. Oh no! I was hoping that it was a nest from a previous year and it had just come down in the wind last night.
No such luck. This image certainly brought me down from my garlic high. It looks like it was a robin's nest and the eggs were new. Sob! I love my robins. I didn't even know there had been a nest there. I see the birds all the time, but I rarely see nests in my yard since the birds usually pick way up in the trees. I've heard that robins don't build very well made nests. This nest seems well made. It just wasn't attached to the tree well enough.
When Mother Nature picks some of my plants to destroy she seems so capricious. The loss of house and children just seems cruel. I know it is the way in the natural world, but I hope they learn from this and their next nest is better attached.