Saturday, February 7, 2015

Looking for Robins

With apologies to those of you experiencing cold and snow, our weather has been mild and rainy. Rainy means overcast--continuous, perpetual overcast. Overcast means no sun, no moon, no stars--and no sun, no sun at all. Some might say it has been downright gloomy.This recent shot of Bass lake is typical. Beautiful, but, well, kind of gloomy.


So when I was downstairs in my office this afternoon and a shaft of sunlight suddenly splashed against the wall, I grabbed my point and shoot and dashed outside. Ah, what a lovely interlude.


I went back inside and kept my camera handy. Then, just before sunset, I went out again hoping for a little color. There was just a little.


And there was a hawk.


And then I heard a Robin chirping away down by the river, so I went down to find it.


This is the first Robin I've seen this year. I'll leave it to you to decide whether it's a sign of Spring or global warming. It seemed fat and healthy, and perhaps lonely. I saw no others, and no others answered its calls. At least this one will get the worm.


I was close to the river, so I went on down and took a few shots. It was going down until this most recent rain, which lasted four days straight. Now it's up again.


The forecast calls for a partly sunny day on Sunday, but clouds were rolling in again when I went inside. The rain is supposed to hold off for a few days, but it will be mostly cloudy. Daytime temperatures will hang around the mid-forties.


The weather at Rocky Ford Creek this week is supposed to be partly sunny with temperatures in the mid-to-upper-fifties. Guess I'll go down there and look for Robins.

3 comments:

  1. Snowing here, and snow last week, and snow tomorrow, and snow Tuesday, then bitter cold..........I need Robins Jim.

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  2. That robin silhouette seems to say it all, Not Yet, but we're gettin' there...

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  3. Have no fear, the rain you're not getting is down here. You can have it back in a month or so.

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