Spring’s coming, via I-65

This past Saturday I drove to Ohio to spend several days with my dad. It was still winter when I left the house and the glacierettes along our driveway were topped with an inch of fresh snow.

But spring definitely is on the way. I shared the last rest stop before Indianapolis with a large flock of north-bound robins, who seemed to be dining on fallen crabapples and worms and grubs they found in patches of exposed mud.

© 2011 Anne Bingham and Making It Up as I Go

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7 Responses to Spring’s coming, via I-65

  1. Love it! The other day I saw some of my irises slicing through the ground. :happy dance:

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  2. Nancy says:

    What robins? They haven’t made it to Urbana yet — still in the warm weather.

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  3. MaryWitzl says:

    Nothing cheers me up like the sight of robins pecking frozen ground — and finding food! Spring is slowly cranking its way here too, and I’ve never waited for it with such bated breath.

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    • Anne Bingham says:

      The robins were eating crabapples, which I have since learned need to go through several freeze-thaw cycles to be edible (for birds; I don’t think they’re ever human-edible unless cooked into crabapple jelly!)

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