I’m writing to say thank you for being my Winter guest. I must say, your sudden departure was a surprise, but what a glorious day it was when out of the blue, Robins surrounded my home!
I didn’t know much about Robins before you spent the Winter here. I thought you were going to use my yard for mating in Spring, but I realize now, you were here for the berries. I felt sad when I first realized that you had left.
I so enjoyed your company, especially during a long and rather lonely Winter. I even reported my sightings of you here! Your photo is available to the entire world. You are as good as famous, my fat little friend!
I’m very happy you found respite from Winter in the green covered branches of the tall Pine and a great aerial view of the Holly from the big Sweet Gum tree. I noticed your friends liked the view from up there as well.
I was outside today looking at those trees, remembering you perched on the branches in the snow. They have blooms now. Things changed in such a short time dear Robin.
You were strong to endure those cold days. I was proud to have you as a guest and honored as well. Watching you was a true Winter blessing!
Even as I miss seeing you on the porch rail, guarding the red berries with an intensely continuous keen watch, I am glad you have since joined a flock. They were certainly a beautiful and energetic group!
I tried to get a photo of several together, but that didn’t happen. I couldn’t believe how powerful they each flew when I slowly peeked around the corner of the house.
The sound of Robin’s wings in flight is a sweetness to the ear!
The enthusiasm you and your feathered friends exuded over the little red berry-filled treasure made me wonder how in the world the other Robins heard about that relatively small tree.
Did you sing them a message through the wind?
In less than two days of light, they ate every single berry!
I bet you are leading them to a special place where your babies will be born.
Robin, I hope to move before next Winter, so I doubt if we will meet again, but I sure wish you and your feathered brothers and sisters a bountiful Spring!
Thank you for being my guest. You brought beauty to my life and graced me with a lesson in acceptance.
Each time I saw you, which was every day for more than two full moons, there was a Green Healing in my Spirit.
With love, gratitude and admiration,
Your amateur bird-watching friend,
Green Healing Note:
My friend, the Robin, and the flock it left with, invited me to accept the way of Mother Nature. Much like my personal life, I cannot expect one thing to happen when something different is in the making.