The first sign of spring I look for are the Robins. Their bright red breast and chipper call always tell me it is time. The spring showers are in full force here today on the farm and all morning I have been watching the Robins doing their funny little run across the yard listening for worms. Have you ever sat a watched a Robin run across the ground then suddenly stop, tilt it's head, and listen for the silent creeping of a worm. I am always fascinated by this little dance. What do they hear? What does a worm sound like? What makes them stop and listen? Funny little birds with their flash of white around their eyes.
I found this cute little children's poem on a teaching website and I thought I would share it with you. You can think of it the next time you see a Robin splashing around in a puddle or birdbath.
by Evaleen Stein
A flash and flicker of dripping wings,
A sparkle of flying rainbow drops,
I also wanted to share with you a wonderful book on nature called The Country Dairy of an Edwardian Lady" by Edith Holden. It is not a common book, and is not in print anymore. But it is the most beautifully drawn and detailed book about nature. This woman had a wonderful knowledge of the country around her and the beautiful talent for drawing the things she saw.
This is a book that I have wanted for a very long time. It is one of the books that I am always on the look out for when I find a book sale or antiques store. Someday I will stumble across one and make it a treasure. I hope you enjoy it if you ever come across it. Enjoy the bird music and spring slide show too. Happy spring.
I am off to my Mom's for a couple days of crafting, so be on the lookout for a giveaway! Have a great weekend.