Look who I saw this morning! The robins were twittering as they flew among the branches of the trees. They were not singing their spring melodies. It was – 6 degrees with a feels-like temperature of -17 degrees.
I had pulled up the blinds on the door to the balcony of my apartment to watch the sunrise and let the early morning light in. There were only a few clouds this morning. I watched the sky lighten red and then golden. I could see the shadows of the birds in the trees.
I went outside to investigate. I had read that the robins stay here in the winter, but this is the first time I have seen them. The goldfinches should be around as well, but I didn’t see any of them this morning.
February is a month where patience is required. It has been cold long enough that I have forgotten what it feels like to be warm. I find myself sighing for no particular reason. The robins carry with them the promise of spring. They are a cheerful sight.
Take care and thanks for reading.