In Europe, the cuckoo call is considered the first sign of spring. In the US, it is the reappearance of the American Robin. American Robins are very hardy and can withstand cold and snowy weather so don't tend to migrate. In the winter they switch to a diet heavy with berries and will only migrate if no food is available. However, as the weather warms and insects and worms begin to show, robins are seen suddenly, as if they just returned from some warmer location.
Just over a week ago, the Robins "returned" to Birdland - and lots of them. They seemed to be eating the olives from the trees and on the lawn below and also looking for insects in the grass.....every morning there are over 50 of them, all very busy! Welcome back Robins, even though you didn't go anywhere!
Are you seeing and hearing signs of spring yet where you live?
This blog tells you the stories behind my silver and aluminum creations - namely: why the design came to me; what inspired me; what story is connected to the piece; how the piece starts a new story etc. The stories add so much more to the piece and continue to develop as the piece goes to it's new owner.
I also tell you a little about my life in the wine country of Sonoma County, California and my husband writes once a month about what is happening in our vineyard that month.
I hope you'll come back regularly. I look forward to your comments.
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Hand crafted silver jewelry - anthropomorphic and full of stories! Just click on "jump for joy"