Monday, February 24, 2014

Chuckles and Chortles

Welcome back from the weekend, folks, Was it good to you? I certainly hope so. It was a really nice one for us. Saturday was sunny but very windy. High winds are not a photographer’s friend, so we decided to stay close to home and run errands. Yesterday, on the other hand, was simply glorious; we spent it out on country roads taking photos and enjoying the great outdoors.

It was also a magical day because I spotted my first robin in the backyard. It went something like this:



*snort*

Just kidding. It was more like this:



Poor little critters. What are they thinking coming back so early? In any case, they are without a doubt the most beautiful sign that spring is on its way. It is! It is! WOOT! WOOT! I’m so excited, I feel like I'm going to blow up into a gazillion pieces.

But before that happens, let’s laugh a little...








Happy Monday, everyone!

36 comments:

  1. I hate those @#$%^%^^%$#ing flute solos lol!

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  2. Lol on Oreo Speedwagon. I saw robins last week, but I think they were locals. :)

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  3. I used to think of robins as harbingers of spring, but now I'll come across flocks of them in the woods pretty regularly. (Maybe it's a difference between PA and RI.) Some people say that our summer robins head south, and other ones migrate in. And I did learn recently that they shift from eating earthworms to fruit and berries. That was reassuring, since - like your cartoonists - I feared they must be starving to death on the frozen ground.

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    1. We don't have robins in the area during the winter; I think it's just too harsh here. They might be in more southern areas in Canada; I'm just not sure. But yes, I knew about robins switching to fruits and berries, and that's quite comforting.

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  4. Robin, what the hell are you doing back in Canada in February? Stay south!

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    1. I know, right? I wouldn't come back until about mid March!

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  5. Funny stuff today Martha! Laughed at ' your call is important'

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  6. I look forward to this Monday morning post to start my week. Robins are very hardy birds. You will find that some stay in your area all winter. Check with your Christmas bird count people.

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    1. I think there may be some hanging around in Southern Ontario. I'll have to check that.

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  7. That's another difference between living in Montreal and living on the coast of RI: we have robins all year here. If it gets brutally cold, they congregate in sheltered wooded areas, but they never leave.

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    1. Montreal's weather is so much harsher. When I lived there, I wanted to leave for the winter. It's not that much different here temperature wise, but there is typically less snow. I'd go away for the winter if I could!

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  8. I had Robins back in December! Eating Juniper berries.....perhaps they were the Christmas Robins♥️
    Thanks for the Monday giggles....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. Love the Oreo speedwagon. :-) I've not seen any robins. I am actually getting a bit tired of winter myself.

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  10. Ohhhhhh, poor robins!! I always feel sorry for the birds that come back so early. But I guess they know what they are doing. Thanks for the smiles, Martha!

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    1. I guess they must know what they're doing. It's all instinctual, after all. I personally wouldn't return until around mid March. Play it safe!

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  11. Lol! Those are all so hilarious! But Gads! Who wears skinny jeans?? Maybe if i was 25, not 50! Lol again.

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    1. Our fashion choices change as we get older. I'm at the 'comfortable' shoes period of my life. Hahahha...

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  12. I have an affinity for robins, so I especially enjoyed this post.
    Be well and warm, Martha.
    xoRobyn

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    1. I adore robins. There is something very special about them.

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  13. No robins here yet.
    Thanks for the funny stuff, Martha
    Smiles

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    1. I've no doubt that you'll be seeing a robin any day now. They are on their way!

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  14. Robin is a sign of spring, Batman is a sign of night.

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  15. No fair! They didn't have tranquilizer darts when my kids were small!

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    1. I know. It's too bad. There were times they would have come in very handy! :)

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  16. The first and last were my two top picks. Great stuff.

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  17. I love each and everyone of them but when I got to Oreo speedwagon I cracked up ohh ouch I got cramps still laughing

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    1. The Oreo one is the most popular today! It's certainly my favourite.

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