I'll be so happy when...
I can walk outside without getting nipped by a biting wind.
I can wear no socks and only one shirt.
I can open all the windows and let the breeze float through.
I can watch the green unfold and smell the flowers.
What's your favorite memory of spring?
One of my favorite sights is the return of the robins.
I never realized it before, but the American robin
and the European robin are not related.
The American robin was named
for the European variety only because of his red breast.
The European robin ~ isn't he cute?
The American robin is my favorite bird,
but I would not label him cute like the fellow above.
The American robin is cheerful,
entertaining (they have so much fun splashing in the bird bath
it's a wonder they don't knock the smaller birds out),
industrious (he's the early bird who got the worm), and
never flies when he can hop (just my own observation).
I love to watch them hopping across the backyard...
Hop hop hop, and stop. Hop hop hop, and stop.
So much easier than watching birds that fly everywhere.
Speaking of not so cute
To be fair though, all baby birds have that rugged look about them.
For the life of me, I can't remember where I got the robin pictures.
The apple blossoms are my own, but I didn't photograph the robins.
Just applied some Photoshop textures.
So much fun, which is probably why I forgot the photo credits.
I will find out who they belong to and add a credit...
I'm taking Kim Klassen's "Skinny Mini" Photoshop class,
which is why I'm obsessed with textures right now.
Check out her blog, if you haven't already!
Have a lovely weekend!