Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Spring has sprung!

We've had quite a snowstorm here. I believe that WhiteStone sent it from Iowa. Thanks, WhiteStone. We appreciate it. Well. Not really. But anyways, Tim was out front, shoveling and he heard a noise from the trees. Look carefully. You don't see it?
Is this a little better?
How about here? Yep. Robins! For those of you who live someplace else, robins fly south for the winter, and are considered to be one of the harbingers of spring. After a long winter, everyone looks for the robins to return. So here they are. It is December 29th, and the robins are back. Well. A half dozen of them anyways. And certainly, most assuredly, the robins would not lie. Spring has sprung.


9 comments:

Cassie said...

Hope they aren't Canadian Robins and you guys are South for them :o) Funny thing we get sea gulls here in the winter. They fly South to us from the Northern coast. It's always neat to see them around when we are no where near the ocean.

steviewren said...

You hope! Maybe they got lost this year.

But, this has been a weird weather year. Anything can happen.

Bill of Wasilla said...

I don't want to disillusion you regarding the integrity and honesty of robins, but, I think those robins are lying.

Mrs. Spit said...

I'm with Cassie. But actually, our Robins don't leave. . .

Perhaps Canadian Robins are hardier? Or stupider?

WhiteStone said...

Sorry to have sent the snow eastward to PA but today I had another thought and it wasn't a happy one. This storm was heavy-duty and wide-spread and many areas had record snowfalls which are not going to melt anytime soon. The problem is this...when the snow melts...we are going to have widespread flooding! And that scares me.

Kelly said...

Amazing! A robin in December!

Jayne said...

Crikey, that's scary, we're sitting in 38+ degree heat here in Oz, bushfires in Western Oz, floods in NSW and you're getting Spring early...!

BUSH BABE said...

I suspect a robin with either A) dementia or B) a broken compass.

Looks mighty cold to this little black duck...
:-)
BB

Lorelei said...

Debby,
Tim out shoveling.....observant, in tune with nature..
Responding to the sound of birds in trees....
Excitement...
Photo moment...
My thought:
Robins were sent with the mission .......
To sow the seed of promise ......
Spring and what it is going to bring your way.......looking ahead....
To keep FAITH & HOPE alive.........!!!
You and Tim are definitely two birds of a feather....so glad you found each other.
New to your blog...
Enjoy it very much..........Best Wishes to You and Yours in 2010