Friday, 3 December 2010


Morning everyone on another freezing cold day - this has to be a record surely??

Unlike many parts of the country, we haven't suffered too badly with snow, a couple of inches at best, enough for the boys to play in but not enough to keep them off school (great for me, not so for them!).

I think as long as you don't have to venture out in it and brave the roads in cars, I find the snow quite magical.  This is the view from my 'work' room.  As you can see not much.

I was however fortunate enough to spot Mr Robin sitting on one of the branches in the back garden.  Every time I opened the window to take a shot, he flew off.  In the end I managed one through the window, hence the lack of clarity.

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Snow does go hand in hand with robins don't you think?

I found a poem about robins which I thought was quite fitting.

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I shall try and not make it a week before I post again!  Have a good weekend.  I'm determined to get some Christmas preparations done..........Stay warm!


bellaboo said...

What a sweet little poem.We have a friendly robin in our garden too.Now with the garden covered in snow we are getting lots of birds coming for food.We have about a foot of snow here!Hope you get on well with your Christmas preparations..and keep warm! :0)

Jenny at Red House said...

hi I love robins and just bought a vintage plate from our local chari shop for £3 and it's got a fab robin on it, so far though none in the garden lucky you!! jennyx

Tabiboo said...

For some strange reason the snow has made me feel less christmassy - I think it's because we always get it in January.

Enjoy the wintry weather and have a lovely weekend.

Nina xxx

sylviesgarden said...

Awwww, I love Robins! We don't get any birds in our garden no matter how many types of food we put out. They are obviously not too fond of the yapping mutts.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

lovely poem and good on you capturing him on camera It took me about an hour to get my photo.Is it me but are robins more shy at this time of year ,in summer they are right next to you in the garden trying to catch insects that you unearth .
keep warm xx fee

Vintage Tea Time said...

That looks just about the right amount of snow to me! Any more and it's hard to get around! Love robins too.

Serenata said...

The robins look so lovely in the snow don't they? I have been trying to get some good shots of robins all week.

Sheila said...

robins are wonderful! we call them all Bertie in our house! I dont know why!! We just say Berties in the garden!

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Serious Robin envy going on here..........
Love the poem and illustrations too cute.

silverpebble said...

I saw a little robin hop hop hopping past the window this morning. It made me very happy to see him x

Green thumb said...

Beautiful pictures and poem, thank you for sharing, robins are so cute!
Have fun!