One of our favorite elements of the early days of spring (even those like today where snow is layered upon our daffodil blooms and tulip starts), are the sweet sounds we hear piping down our chimney.
Each year that we have lived in our Utah home (now 5 and counting), we have been graced with a family of birds that nests atop, or perhaps inside, our chimney. First the mother builds the nest, and lays the eggs, then eventually the sounds grow as baby chicks hatch and are nourished. The chicks love to tweet throughout the day. And the pipes of our chimney enhance the sound so that we can hear it throughout the entire upstairs!
This year especially, the nest-building occurring atop our roof is a sweet reminder of the ways in which Steve and I are working to build our nest and enhance the sweet sounds emanating from the protective walls of our springtime cottage.