|And even more!|
|Robins Under the Crab Apples|
|More came after I stopped|
|As close as I could get.|
|Michigan Spring Herald|
In Michigan, you could pretty much bank on the Robins coming during the spring. It used to be a game for us as to who could see the first Robin of the year. It was almost always after a solid warm day in March or April. Forget the groundhog.....we used the return of the Robins as our measuring stick.
|They don't seem like friends here|
I guess Iowa has its own set of birds that foretell the season. For instance....Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures. Vultures arrive in late spring and stay for the summer. The Eagles seem to come back only after the last Vulture has vacated the area and remain for the duration of the winter. Not sure if they hassle each other over territory or if things just work out that way.
|Cheryl paints the edges|
|Hiro shows how cats help out.|
|Chili on a cold day.|
|Soaking the dry beans 24 hours|