Spring Progression

March 3, 2016

Watercolor sketch of plump robin

Watercolor sketch of plump robin

 

Another watercolor sketch of robin

Another watercolor sketch of robin

“The first phoebe-bird, the first song sparrow, the first robin or bluebird in March or early April is like the first ripple of the rising tide on the shore.”
— John Burroughs, from “The Spring Procession”

Signs of spring are starting to surge.  Let the procession begin!

 

 

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3 Responses to “Spring Progression”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Your first robin looks a bit tired, as though he’s been on the wing too long. As long as those wings brought him to you, that’s just fine!

  2. Adrienne Says:

    In the past 45years, my earliest sighting of a robin in my southern Wisconsin yard was March 2. This year flocks of robins were in the neighborhood February 20.

    • Rosemary Says:

      I wonder what the robins know? How did they know it was time to migrate? Can’t all be the angle of the light. I like that you keep track over the years of the natural occurrences in your locale.


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