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Saturday, January 30, 2010

bliss is where you find it

It was late autumn but still warm enough to walk around Como Lake. The songbirds were gone from the bare trees and the lake itself already had patches of ice. Gaining on the parking lot I slowed when I heard water splashing. Here was a lone robin who found a bit of unfrozen water near the shore and was bathing with abandon. It warmed my heart and I've hung onto this moment throughout our long winter as a dear sign of spring.
See more 'moments' at Misty Dawn's meme Camera Critters. [You might wish Misty well as she's recouperating from the dreaded flu virus.]

12 comments:

Snap said...

YeeeeeHaaaaW Robins!!!!!!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Aw -- wonderful moment.

Denise said...

How lovely to come across the robin bathing. Such simple acts found in nature can be the absolute best.

eileeninmd said...

It is a wonderful to watch the birds bathing. Great sighting!

i beati said...

a lesson for us all !!turning the corner towards Spring

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I bet the Robin wished the water was a bit warmer

jabblog said...

He looks more as though he's swimming :-) It is good that the birds can get to water - so necessary to drink and to bathe every day.

Donna said...

Very Pretty place Noni!!!
Happy Sunday to you!
hughugs

Daryl said...

Sweet .. what a fortunate turn of events for both you and the robin

Pietro said...

Wonderful image, very well composed!

Kerri said...

Birds are so fun!! Neat capture of the Robin going for a splash!

Nishant said...

wonderful moment.

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