Robins Abound!

Return of the Robins

Return of the Robins

Several times last week, while driving home from school, I saw a sight that gladdened my winter weary heart. Flocks of robins! I’m talking about HUGE flocks of robins, hundreds of them, spread out across pastures and fields, in town and out in the countryside. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.  They made their appearance during one of the coldest weeks we’ve have this year. What a breath taking surprise to see such fragile beauties out in full force braving a fierce unrelenting wind and bitter cold.  And yet, there they were, as cheerful as ever, bright and chipper, foraging on the ground, great swaths of them~~while I, wrapped in hat and scarf, heavy duty winter coat and boots, shivered, chilled to the bone every time I went outside.

 A gift to melt the coldest winter heart.

Brave and Beautiful

Brave and Beautiful 

 

 

 

Robins in Tree-Rosa Blue  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosablue/12183246215         Snow Robins-Ingrid Taylar  http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylar/6738291145

 

 

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Owner of Joyful Linens and Sweetwater Farm in the mountains of North Carolina
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6 Responses to Robins Abound!

  1. ukash says:

    Hey Joy, thanks for the comment on my basement craft room reveal. :o) I have not ever had a fire because I’m chicken! I’ve never had a fireplace before and never lit one and since I’m by myself I’m a scaredy-pants! LOL!

  2. Hey Joy, thanks for the comment on my basement craft room reveal. :o) I have not ever had a fire because I’m chicken! I’ve never had a fireplace before and never lit one and since I’m by myself I’m a scaredy-pants! LOL!

    Tania

  3. Dale says:

    Nature is indeed bountiful. What good luck that you happened to be in the right place at the right time to see such a display, a sure sign that spring is on it’s way. But winter is not quite over for us in NYC. It just started snowing and the forecast said it will continue through the night. I hope this snow event will be the last until next winter. Enough already! Love, Dalesy P.S. I love your writing!!!

    Sent from my iPhone May contain typos

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    • Joy says:

      Dale, we’ve had a couple of warm days, up to 60! But as the week progresses it will cool off with the dreaded “wintry mix” predicted for a couple days. We’ve used up so many snow days that I suspect we will have school even if the weather is bad, sigh.

  4. DixCutler says:

    Loved your post. We’ve had robins here for a couple of weeks but not like that. I see a few when I walk inn the morning but not in flocks. My feeder is mostly hosting dark-eyed juncos these days.

    • Joy says:

      Robins in such numbers are a rare sight and I always remember when I see so many. One time, in 1997, I saw a field full of fledglings on the way to pick up my children from school. I’ve never forgotten it. It was so inspiring I wrote a poem for pre-school–kinder age children about it!

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