Saturday, March 19, 2022

And the robins are back!

Robin earns his stripes
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 
Begun in 2009, finished in 2019

To me this is almost magical.  Spring begins tomorrow, and I saw
my first robin yesterday.  My husband Steven is a bird freak, and
I knew he'd be excited, so I took a photo with my phone, while
trying not to bother the robin.

Today there were many of them, and some in the trees around our
house.  When I pay attention, I am dazzled by the precision of
nature. And spring is coming.

Today I took down the Christmas tree in our backyard that was filled
with birdseed. Every year we fasten our Christmas tree to the fence
outside when the festivities are over.  It's so hard taking the gorgeous
tree out of the house, that we keep it going. So right until today
it has been filled with birdseed and birds.  The miraculous thing
is that we have Christmas trees on both our front and back porches,
and they are still green.  But this one was definitely rust colour, and

So here's a robin for you. The funniest thing we saw today was two
boys surfing on a large puddle in the park.  It was 5 degrees Celsius,
(41 degrees Fahrenheit) we had on our winter coats, and these boys
were in shorts, and bare feet, surfing on a puddle! Spring is here!

Have a loving your life day.

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