Winter Visitors

[caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A few Robins!"]A few Robins![/caption]

Jen here...

I was raised up north where the Robins disappear for the winter.  When I was a kid, it was a huge deal to see a flock of Robins after January, because that meant Spring was definitely on the way!  Early this week, I was trudging up the frozen driveway to the studio and ran into a noisy flock of Robins in the Bradford Pear Trees that are planted along the edges.  The hungry hoard was devouring the fruit which was noticeably heavy this year.  Robins overwinter in the woods here in Tennessee and are not an uncommon sight.  It was uplifting to see them but they left one mell of a hess!  In less than 10 minutes they had stripped several Pear Trees of their fruit and then moved on to the rose hips on the huge wild rose that Babs has next to the parking area.  Then they were gone!  They left a mess, and they left without any hints of Spring.  I'm just going to have to wait for the Coltsfoot to show their yellow faces...Sigh!

[caption id="attachment_684" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Coltsfoot, first flower of Spring!"]Coltsfoot, first flower of Spring![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_683" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="A Mell of a Hess!"]A Mell of a Hess![/caption]

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