|This photo shows the 5 eggs, although blurry April 3rd.|
|Clear photo of three of the 5 eggs April 3rd.|
Looking up the egg online, we saw that these were probably Swallow eggs. Apparently House Swallows often make nests in man-made structures, as these had.
|Blurry zoom of Mama Swallow atop the nest April 3rd.|
|Fluff shows the baby birds April 10th|
On April 10th, we saw three little fluffy baby birds in the nest. We could hear Mama Swallow come and go, feeding the little birds.
|Two birds rest on each other in this photo of the nest April 23rd.|
|One bird has flown away leaving the bird underneath. April 23rd.|
|The empty nest, April 27th. All the birds are gone, leaving just the nest and the guano mess.|
|One small unhatched egg remains in the nest. Maybe this photo is too nasty to post...|
I believe those people now. Raising my kids has been the most wonderful, challenging and tiring experience of my life. Attending one of my children's college graduation last weekend filled me with a rare pride. I'm happy to see the lovely people my grown children have become. Parenthood seems to be a fleeting time after all. I have a few years left before my youngest is old enough to leave. I will enjoy those years.