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Friday, June 12, 2015

Angel Number 600 Suggests That All Is Well In My World

This is my 600th blog post.  It is hard to believe I have written about that many topics.  When a friend encouraged me to do this and actually signed me up with Blogger, I couldn't think of one thing to write about.  I still struggle from time to time with subject matter, but then some little thing will spark an idea.  Some of the topics are of no interest to anyone and some topics spark a lot of conversation. 

I decided to look up the number 600 to see if it has any significance in the universe.  This is what I found.

Angel Number 600 suggests that all is well in your world.

And so for today, that is a true statement.  All is well in my world, or at least good enough.  My heart breaks for so many others who are struggling with tragedy and illness.  May they find peace.


Besides my family and friends being part of my wellness with the world, so are (of all things), our resident bluebirds.  Anyone who has read my stories will know about my struggle between the House Wren and the Eastern Bluebird.  Earlier this Spring I wrote about the thrill of seeing a pair of bluebirds inspecting the birdhouses.  Then later how they built a nest and the female laying five eggs.  I was so happy until I witnessed a house wren destroying three of the eggs by piercing them and throwing them to the ground.   Two of the eggs remained, but they never hatched.


I was sure that was going to be our only chance to have nesting bluebirds this summer.  I cleaned out the nest and the two unhatched eggs.  Within a few days, the pair of bluebirds were back.  Almost immediately they began making a new nest in the same house.

The bluebird collecting nesting material.

After the first egg appeared, we put on a new improved wren guard.  The old guard only partially covered the entrance hole.  I was under the assumption that the birds needed to see some of the hole.  We decided to extend the guard so none of the hole could be seen from the front, and then the house wren couldn't easily dive in and out.  With one egg in the nest, we figured the mama bluebird would figure out how to get in and out to protect the existing egg and hopefully lay more.



That was three weeks ago.  About a week ago  I checked the nest, there were five perfectly arranged eggs.  The parents have been very protective and yesterday I heard tiny tweets coming from the house.  The bluebirds have been in and out with food.  We decided it was time to take the wren guard off.  In the nest were newly hatched baby bluebirds.  As they grow the birds will have to be able to see the world outside and eventually leave the nest.  The wren guard worked this time.  Hopefully we will be successful again next summer.

2-3 day old Bluebird babies in the nest after the guard was removed.

We sat outside a while today just enjoying the day.

At one point we even had a visitor.