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Monday, February 24, 2014

#sol2014 They Should Have Checked the Weather

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                                    Papa Robin Learns to Respect the Weather

"I really don't think this is right," said the Mama Robin wearily as she encouraged her children to nibble on the few dried berries that hung lifelessly to the bush surrounded by piles of snow.

"We left on February 20th.  We turned north in Virginia.  We made all the regular stops, didn't we?" the weary mate responded.  "We made the trip just like my parents and grandparents before them.  We followed the regular path on the regular time schedule. This time, I even checked my phone and my iPad before we left and every time we stopped.  I didn't see a single update about "lingering winter" or piles of snow that were "hanging on."   I really can't believe there are still so many piles of snow around here!"

"I told you to stop when we first saw snow and were still in Virginia," she responded firmly. "I told you the weather channel indicated it was snowing heavily and we should wait. You said you had it all under control.  We should have stopped and asked for clarification about the weather and our direction!"

"I don't understand," the Papa Robin said remorsefully, "I've never been confused about spring before! I saw the calendar on my phone, got the groundhog report on my iPad, and I even got a glimpse of a box of Spring Oreos on Facebook! Next year, I'll have to listen to "social media" a little less and the the weather channel a little more!

7 comments:

Melanie Meehan said...

Ha! So cute! We have been seeing a lot of robins around and wondering WHAT they are thinking up here in CT!?!? Your post fits right into what we are planning for a Summer Writing Academy--I'd love to use it as an example...

Michelle Haseltine said...

Haha! Adorable!!! This made ma laugh this morning. Thanks Anita!

Jaana said...

Seriously, Spring Oreos?? I guess it is good to find out someway that spring is coming when looking outside I can't tell! You and Terje have both had the wonderful experience of receiving a visit from the Creative Spirit!

LInda Baie said...

So cute, Anita-I know you all in the east still have much snow-poor robins. Ours stay year round-I wonder if they adapt their diets here? You've reminded me of the nursery rhyme "the North wind doth blow", etc.

Terje said...

Funny to read. Probably not as funny if I was a robin.

Tara Smith said...

Wow...check out those Oreos! I love this whimsical way of looking at our current predicament, Anita - ready for a Spring that's not quite here yet!

Nanc said...

Thanks for a very clever and original way to look at our snow piles...thanks Anita. I'm going to maybe try a talking animal slice. Man, I hope they can find some berries hanging out somewhere. xo