I have a thing for Robins. They are a symbol of the joy I feel in spring after the long, dark winter. A certain robin, the same one for 3 or 4 years, has raised, along with her mate, 2-3 broods every year. She builds her nest on top of a sheltered post on our open back porch. I lure her back to this spot with raisins. She and her mate show up in April, “asking” for raisins with a plucky stance as they gaze up at me through the glass of the kitchen door. In feeding them this occasional treat, I always remember my mother, who started this activity many years ago and derived great pleasure from it, as I now do. Both male and female are devoted and energetic parents.
It is now mid-July, and I think the Robins have moved on for the summer.
… yet colors are beautifully subtle with no snow to cover them. There is not much that stirs on the shore of my little lake, but sometimes I’m surprised. Yesterday I heard crows calling and looked up to see this red tailed hawk. It seemed unperturbed.
I added two items (in the theme of rabbits – moons – greens) to my shop.