The Tree of Life

I was watering my bonsai trees one day and noticed that a pair of chickadee birds keep flying back and fort to my large viburnum bonsai.

I suspected that they had built a nest inside the tree because it is hollow and there are holes in it.

Sure enough, I decided to peek and there were 5 little mouths begging for food.  It was a little bit of challenge to photograph with my smart phone but with my wife’s help holding a flash light, I got these photos inside the hollow trunk.

We showed them to my two daughters and my older daughter said it’s the “tree of life”.  That’s the new name for this tree, even though, I previously called it “ugly” on my previous blog.

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If you count all the white mouths, there are five. Apparently they are white so the mom and dad can see them when they feed them. No one get’s missed.
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This is the hole in the tree where the birds go into.
This is what an adult chickadee look like. Pulled this from the internet. Credit to Wikipedia. Got photos of the mom or dad but not clear.
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These are the babies with mouths open thinking that I was coming in with food. They are so ugly, they’re cute.

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Published by tony bonsaiko

My little trees are my daily reminders of our grand connection to this beautiful and mysterious universe.

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