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