Friday, March 20, 2009

The Robin Tells of Spring

What the Robin Told

The wind told the grasses
And the grasses told the trees.
The trees told the bushes,
And the bushes told the bees.
The bees told the robin,
And the robin sang out clear:
Wake up! Wake up! Spring is here!
~ author unknown

And so, it's time to:
Throw off the winter jackets
Toss the woolly mittens
Store the winter boots
Pull on the shorts and T-shirts
Slip into Crocs and Birkenstocks and tennies
Don the Ray Bans and baseball caps
Turn off the TV
Go fly a kite
Lay on your back and watch the clouds silently floating by.

Ok, O-K, I know it's only the FIRST day of Spring but it could happen, will happen somewhere.
It will happen here even if I have to sit in front of the fireplace in warm toasty socks with a sweater around my shoulders and my eyes closed and head thrown back against the couch and I have to daydream and PRETEND - it WILL happen TODAY!



quilly said...

Thank you. Your poem made me start to tell you a story here and I just realized, I do have an idea for a post! You are an inspiration!

The villager: said...

Lovely blog. Well done.

Claire said...

We're having the perfect spring weather here in England...a big surprise for us all! Unfortunately I don't think it will last!

Wonderful words, I'm glad I clicked on the Blogs of Note today!


It'S quite pretty and lovely keep it up!! i've to add it to the blogs i follow though i just started blogging.

Concord Carpenter said...

Happy Spring - congrats on Blog of Note.

ccna said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

Jientje said...

It's happening here in Belgium right now. Well not quite but it IS a beautiful day and the sky IS blue!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a lovely blog...and greetings from South Africa!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Cute post, Carletta!
I am sending warm spring thoughts your way!
It has been shirt sleeve warm here during the day, cold at night. But not freezing. My pecan trees have not yet budded, so spring is not here yet. I check them everyday!
Happy first day of spring to you, too!

Thom said...

Ooooh Carletta my favorite time of the year. Happy Spring to you as well. I love the poem. The picture is great. Excellent post my friend.

ange said...

Well done on the imagery that you have given me. I know what you mean about daydreaming the idea of spring, i will holding on to it while winter reeks it havoc here done under.


lhanna said...

Not here in Erie, it snowed last night and it's 28 degrees.

Bambee said...

Nice pictures and music.

JunieRose2005 said...

:) YES!! It will happen for you Carletta!


Bette's Bags said...

I know Spring will happen but it's hard to get excited when I am wearing fingerless gloves at work so that I can type.
Great photos and words. Well deserved the "Blog of Note" distinction.

Missy said...

I love your page! Beautiful!

Missy said...

It's me again....I just have to tell soon as I saw the first pictures of the winding road and trees, I thought to myself "Wow, that looks like West Virginia". Then I read your profile! Where in WV do you live? I lived in Elkview, right outside of Charleston for 10+ years. Both of my parents families were born and raised in WV, my dad's folks hailed from Logan. Nice to meet you, fellow West Virginian! It is a truly beautiful state!

judi said...

Happy spring to you too! I got so excited I bought and hung new curtains, "sail boat stripe", going nautical for spring and summer!

mtfuji said...

Nice to meet you, Carletta.
It’s getting warm here in Japan.
Thanks for your good posting.

Raven said...

Happy Spring! It's in the 20s here, but it LOOKS like Spring and I saw a robin earlier. I like the poems.

Robby said...

Very pretty blog! I live in Utah and blog about the coolest part of nature: reptiles/amphibians. I invite you to view my blog: I would like to add your blog to my blogroll. Will you let me know if my blog is something you would add to yours?

The Texican said...

Finally, right? Pappy

Mrs. E said...

Wonderful blog! (I hope to be a retired school teacher in a few years, too!) So glad you are blog of note.

Dr.John said...

And pretending is as close as I'm getting to Spring today except on the calendar.

Linda said...

Great capture - birds are so hard so me.

Melli said...

LOL! I HOPE you found your Spring - TODAY! I'm still lookin' for it... But I have HOPE!

Melli said...

Oh... and what I came to tell you -- I'm jealous. (who me? again?) Yep! I don't have ANY Robins in my collection! Nary a one. I look and look and look for 'em... but I never find one. WHAT do you feed them?

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