> Window of Opportunity
Window and Fledgling Swallows
This carving has been sold.
sculpture has captured the interest of hundreds of people. It needs
to be on display in a setting where people visit often. It can
be your showpiece!
from a single piece of red cedar approximately 600 years old, this
sculpture represents "embracing the moment."
once lath held plastic on the window to keep out the cold, this
old, charred home gives shelter and protection in the spring to
six fledgling barn swallows. The parent birds have found the old
house to be the perfect haven for their nest, tucked high in the
wall above the window, behind broken bricks and crumbling mortar.
soon the babies must take their own opportunity. One brave fledgling
has already left the nest and sits alone on the window ledge below... the
other five are still in the nest, contemplating their own journey.
carving is a sweet, tender rendition of the transition of a tiny
barn swallow from the protection of the nest to the wide world of
danger and excitement. You almost want the little bird to rejoin
his nest mates. At the same time you celebrate his courage and feel
great joy... for you know that soon he will be swooping and dipping
in search of insects, exhilarating in the freedom of flight and
leaving behind the confines of the nest forever.
exquisitely tender moment has been frozen in time for you to enjoy over and
contact Lynn Branson for more information.
Making of "Window of Opportunity"