Yesterday we had a drab, rainy kind of day. A day for staying in and tidying up or working on inside projects. My project for the day was cleaning up my sewing kit and hemming a pair of old cutoff khakis for shorts. My project was small in comparison to the little mama wren tending eggs in her nest in the planter on my deck.
I saw the wrens building the nest last week but hadn’t seen any activity for several days so I thought they had abandoned it. Wrong! I went out to clip some lettuce from the planter and got my hand “wing-smacked” by the little mama bird!
She is nesting in the planter and I must have scared the daylight out of her. Other birds in the yard started squawking at me so I hurriedly moved to a different planter for my lettuce and got out of there!
The weather made me crave eating something with bright colors and fresh flavors. All the veggies from my Sesame Tofu & Veggies were gone but I still had plenty of tofu left. What to do? Sesame Tofu Salad!
I just tossed the tofu with some grated fresh carrot and radish, added some fresh spinach and red romaine and topped the whole thing off with fresh cilantro. For the dressing, I stirred the leftover sesame sauce with a little rice vinegar and drizzled it over the top.
Now I’ve got to set up my tripod and get my camera ready to stake out the wrens!