2 really cute birds are making a nest in our patio (balcony) corner. And the husband and I are making sure they are comfortable. We put out bird food and water for them. Mostly, the bird food gets eaten by squirrels that frequent our patio. But I think these 2 birds are quite wild, and anyway do not prefer the food we put out. They are really tiny and fly fast and make the cutest chirping noise. It is just so much fun to wake up every morning and check on them the first thing. Every morning they are either busy building their nest with twigs in their beak or just sun bathing on our patio railing. Whenever we go out on the patio, they do not like if we spend more than a few minutes outside. Especially if they are in the middle of their nest-building. They fly around chirping wildly hoping we will go inside. 🙂
Few weeks back, we procured a bunch of plants for our small patio garden. I was still recuperating from my fiasco of caring for an orchid (make that two orchids). What happened to the orchids is better left unsaid! But the husband mentioned he will take initiative to care for the garden and I reluctantly agreed. We got a mint plant and a flowering plant from the farmer’s market. I did ask the gardener there to show me the least maintenance plant and he pointed towards the mint. Hence, that was one obvious choice. To give company to these two, someone from my company gave away a bunch of tomato saplings and I got home 3 of them. My group mate who is into gardening assured me that tomato is a robust plant, and I need not hyper ventilate at the thought of keeping it alive.
The husband is getting super excited about our small plant collection and wants to add few more flowering plants to it. Me, I still think we are biting off more than we can chew. But either way, our patio is currently a very happening place. With birds, squirrels and plants in abundance 🙂