Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Robins are Back!

This post has nothing to do with beads or bead making, or maybe it does. I'm not sure. This winter has been one of the longest winters I can remember in Minnesota. It doesn't want to go away. It's been more of a typical Minnesota winter. It's been cold. It's snowed a lot. It's been somewhat icy. It's been going on FOREVER! I've waited and waited for the first sign of spring. There have been teaser days, when the temps got up into the high 30's and low 40's, only to have the cold and snow return with a vengeance. March is our heaviest snow month. I keep reminding myself of that as I look at the forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Snow, snow, and more snow! Today, it warmed up into the low 40's. It was warm enough for me to take my dog for a walk. I wore a heavy sweater and no coat. Even with the little bit of wind I felt, I was comfortable. We walked our mile, and as we approached the half way point in our mile, I saw them! There were at least 10 robins in the park on the lawn! That is truly the first real sign of spring for me. The robins came back! Now, when I make beads, I know that there will be more sun. The days won't be as cold. I won't freeze when I go outside to turn on my propane. The days might even warm up enough to leave a window open when I torch. As I look out into my backyard, I'll see birds flying and hear them chirping. Now, I might enjoy the days as I torch. Maybe, my beads will reflect that. Indirectly, this blog is about beads. More importantly, the robins are back!

1 comment:

Louise said...

I hear you about the winter Mallory! This snow is melting far to slow.

I've seen Robins too so they must know something we don't! Don't you wonder what they find to eat at the minute though - can they even eat bird seed? I only ever think of Robins eating worms.