To me, living in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia brings me solitude and an appreciation for the wildlife here. Bluebirds are plentiful (lucky me), and I’ve enjoyed my new hobby of monitoring Bluebirds and the joy they bring to an afternoon office break. I witnessed my first ever nest building, laying of eggs, incubation, and hatching, and watching those nestlings grow and be fed by their parents from a mealworm feeder in our back yard. The diligence I witnessed of both parents of these 5 nestlings has taught me what hard work is all about! I have witnessed the excitement of watching the nestlings gear up to fledging and moving on to fly to the Poplar tree above with Mom and Pop Blue attending to their safety and to their survival out of the nestbox. This office I work in at home reminds me of a nestbox….as I learn and grow from the Internet as the world comes to me and feeds me as I develop. In February, I moved my office to an upstairs room in the house, purchased new office furniture, and created an ambience conducive to deep concentration. Now that the nestbox of my first Bluebirds has been cleaned out, a new nest has been built and the female is incubating again. Life goes on, and with pure determination, the Bluebirds live and bring a pleasantry to our home and to Virginia. My business is very much like watching the Bluebirds.