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Thursday, March 1

The North Wind Does Blow

The north wind does blow
And we shall have snow
And what will poor Robin do then
Poor thing.
He'll sit in the barn
And keep himself warm
And hide his head under his wing
Poor thing.
(children's nursery rhyme)

Last week this poor robin was huddling in the backyard trying to stay warm. Robins are one of the first signs of spring. They're predicting above normal temperatures for March in my part of the world. Of course it's been above average temperatures all winter. Though I'm not complaining, I'm wondering what this means for the future. More mild winters? A change in climate? Who knows. We just have to take it as it comes.

6 comments:

  1. Poor little robin. But he does give us hope for spring. We have had an interesting winter - early snow, quite a few snows, but not lasting, deep cold and snow. We count on the snows for our water in the summer, from the mountains, so treasure any they get up there!

    I think you would enjoy the tribute I did on my most recent post, if you have time to come over for a visit!

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  2. I have recently heard that some robins don't fly south. I never knew this before, and it proves that birds are silly little things. :)

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  3. Cute little poem! No snow for us, so far!

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  4. Oh wow, a robin already? We don't usually see them until the end of March or early April over here. We've had some mild temps but we've also had some frigid temps and lots of snow. We're supposed to get another 20-25 cm of snow tonight...ugh! Depressing to think of the snowbanks getting even higher!! I think I'll go hibernate now! lol xoxo

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  5. I remember that nursery rhyme. The little robin you have pictured sure is fat. I'm sure it will keep warm with that.

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  6. I've never heard that nursery rhyme before. It's cute! Our robins have the same predicament here. In fact I just posted a picture of one in our Rose of Sharon snow covered bush. They are pretty plump, maybe their fat will help keep them warm.

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