Young Robins 5/15/06
Originally uploaded by shersteve.
I tried taking the normal morning photo of the young robins on Mother's Day and got surprised when one flew away and the other hopped out of the nest and both started making so much noise I jumped back from the bush and backed away into the garage. I wanted a picture but did not mean to disturb them in that way. They had been so passive in previous visits.
It is appropriate that they left the nest on Mother's Day. One clear way to honor your mother (and father) is to go out on your own. This is sometimes harder for the mother (and father) than it is for the kid but it is a necessary step to take.
Go forth and honor your mother (and father) by succeeding in the world, then coming back home to visit them. Remember from whence you came.