She Put All Her Eggs in One Basket

I've heard that Tiffany and Company patented this color. How could they?

Four days ago a robin redbreast made a nest in one of my hanging baskets on the deck. Every day she lays an egg. This is what it looked like yesterday morning. I just managed to come out here with my coffee without disturbing Ms. Birdie. I admire her patience and fortitude — even though she chose a somewhat unwise nesting spot near a sliding door. She sits for hours contentedly without having to do anything at all. Ahhh….

About writedesigner

Graphic designer, writer, and gardener Ellen Shapiro is based in Irvington, New York. A frequent contributor to design blogs and magazines including Print, Imprint,, Communication Arts, and Etapes, she writes about trends, issues and personalities in design, illustration, photography, and visual culture around the world.
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2 Responses to She Put All Her Eggs in One Basket

  1. Jill Garland says:

    Beautiful Ellen!

  2. Poor birdies. When we got back from vacation we found a scene of death and destruction. Momma birdie dead in the nest. Dad dead on the deck. Babies, which had hatched the day before we left, gone. Feathers and stuff scattered. Awww!!! We had babied those babies, tiptoed around them….

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