Saturday, January 22, 2011

This Is For The Birds

This morning I was looking out my window and smiling because of the sunshine. I wasn't fooled into thinking it was warm...1de. was the temperature..Brrrr..But it was nice to see light and blue sky! Then I noticed the tree was loaded with these little creatures. Robins!! Many Robins! Growing up a Robin was suppose to be the first sign of Spring. Jack kindly informed me that many species of birds do winter over and don't fly south. Yes, I know that, but can't a frozen girl dream of warmer days? Of singing birds? When I went outside to take these pics I realized what was going on.
This is the reason why this tree outside my diningroom window was covered with birds..the tastey crabapples that were still left from this summer. How clever of Mother Nature to leave a snack for them on these very cold and snowy days of winter.
Well, enjoy yourselves little birds..eat all those freeze dried crabapples..and maybe next time I find a whole flock of Robins it will be spring!!! Please!! P.S...If I should leave my car in the driveway next to that tree, please watch where you leave the fruit when you're done..if you get my drift.

13 comments:

rosaria said...

Robbins! Spring cannot be too far behind. We're having warmer and drier days, and are ready for spring.

Stacy Crawford said...

I always thought robins were a sign of spring too...no spring day here!

Donna said...

When I let Scoob outside this morning, I noticed it too...they were singing...a sure sign that spring is about........12 weeks AWAY!!!!
Glad you can still feed them, poor things! Monday and Tuesday in the parking lot this week they "got" my car...almost same spots and I washed it both times. I was starting to wonder if it had a target on top! Wednesday it was covered with ICE!! Mother Nature again....Hmmm!

Karen Whittal said...

That is beautiful and yes nature is an absolutely amazing thing. I love to sit in my contemplation corner and just watch the birds, it is one of the most peaceful things. Does that mean that autumn is around the corner for us........... Yeah.........

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I so wish it were spring myself even though I don't have it near as rough as you do there.
It is wonderful that they found some food.
Take care my friend and thank you for always leaving me such encouraging comments. I really appreciate you.
Love
Maggie

acorn hollow said...

it is so nice to see the birds I haven't seen any robins here but the bird feeder is busy. I know what you mean about birds and cars ewwwwe.we are 8F and headed lower today.
Stay warm
Cathy

karen said...

How beautiful! Cold and snowy weather does have it's beauty. Enjoy it for awhile yet, because before you know it, the weather will be hot and humid! Thanks for stopping by my blog - hope to see you there a lot!

CHERI said...

We had a bunch of robins in our yard earlier this week also. Yet it's been colder here than normal! Nature is a wonder!

Rose said...

Glad to be back. Of track, is yaya your nickname? Weird, i refer to my babies(dogs) father as YAYA. love the photos my husband made a walking path in our driveway and dropped wild bird seed, we attracted alot of birds. where is your brother living in Ga? have a great day. rose

Sue said...

These pictures of the robins in your tree are wonderful. I love their colors against the blue sky and bare branches.

=)

Molly said...

haha! I like that last part!

We had a bunch of robins fly down here for winter. They polka dotted Josh's truck in his driveway and they are eating all the rye seeds out of the horse pastures at my house!

Birds are funny creatures! I can't wait til we get some birds back around here so I can take some bird pictures!!

Deb Shucka said...

Wonderful pictures. Robins mate and nest pretty early in the season, so they're gathering now. I heard my first one off in the distance yesterday. The first day they gather in my yard will be a day to celebrate.

Ann Best said...

I'm back again here, too, to respond to your last comment about living 15 min. from my sister! Yes, small world. Louise (that's my late sister) has a daughter in Naperville still, with her husband and six children. They know they'll have to come to Virginia now to see me! I miss Naperville, though. Feel sad that my daughter and I won't be taking anymore trips to it. Really a beautiful place, and listed on some lists as the #1 place to raise a family.
Ann Best, Author