We have been having some ugly, rainy, cold weather here lately. Right now it is only 36 degrees outside with a light rain. Makes it somewhat on the miserable side to be outside doing things. At least I got my exercise in by carrying the garbage can down to the road for pickup later today. (I hope) Sometimes they come on schedule and sometimes they just don't come. Don't tell me to switch garbage pick-up companies because since WM (Waste Management) stopped service in my area because of too few customers, there has only been two choices, the company I am using now or take the stuff to the dump myself at a cost of $120.00 per visit and I only have a Jeep Liberty and can't carry much at all.
The weather didn't affect the birds coming to the feeders. There were a lot of them. I don't mean 5, 10, or 15, I mean 50 or 100 or more. All kinds, all sizes, all colors. But what really made our day was the spotting of the first robin. Yep, just one robin. Maybe he was a straggler and was just real late heading south or maybe he wanted to be the early bird and get the worm and was the first to head back north. Either way, we enjoyed seeing him and hope that he wasn't too lost. Normally, we see very few robins here, especially individuals. When we do see them, they are usually in huge flocks of hundreds or thousands and they only stop over for very short periods of time, so it was really unusual seeing one lone robin in the back yard. I hope it was a good omen of an early Spring. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?