Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dispatch From My Corner of the Northeast

This morning at approximately 6:30 am in southern New England, the Robins and Blackbirds arrived.  As I walked Rigby out for her morning constitutional, right before my bleary, sleep glazed eyes,  26 Robins landed in the Butter Nut tree next to Mac's barn.  They chirped and twittered softly as they fluttered about, stripping an old vine that was draped over the tree of dried up berries.  Shortly after, a dark cloud of Blackbirds undulated across the sky over our street and settled in a big Maple.

Dare I say it?  Winter is OVER !!!!!!  Joy, joy, joy!!!

Today is also the day that the FOR SALE sign went up here at Cat Bird Heaven.  It is getting down to the wire and our moving day is looming.  Still, there is a lot yet to be done at our new home.  Due to the unexpected damage to the frame from the fire,  Mac has found it necessary to rebuild the place from the inside, out.  Most of the frame work is now complete, the plumber has begun his work and the carpet has been ordered.  All we can do is as much as we can do and hope for the best.   I will post some photos tomorrow showing our progress.

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  1. wow!! did you take that photo today?? how can things be that green when they're so white only 300 miles north?? lukcy you!! flocks of robins are wonderful to see - such a hopeful sign!

  2. Spring? We are looking towards autumn here in New Zealand and I'm looking towards spring when I return to Scotland at the end of April. All this change of seasons is quite strange.

  3. It seems spring like on this side of the pond too, but I'll wait till March is gone before I get too excited! Glad you are at last seeing some progress with your home :-)

  4. Hi Chris - No, that was a photo taken roughly 2 years ago, just down the street from where we live. We still have quite a bit of snow in spots, but a lot of bare ground is showing too.

    Hi GB - Yes, you get the very best of both worlds- lucky man!

    Hi Eliza - Yes, we are moving along. Next post will have a few new pictures.