Hood ice cream has been running a series of commercials about “the hood” featuring gatherings of various groups of people; however, they failed to mention Robin-Hood! Robin Hood (without the hyphen) is a character in English folklore most known for “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.” I’m thinking of a different kind of Robin-Hood in that nest I shared some time ago, built and then filled with four of those most beautiful “robins’ egg blue” eggs. The nest now embraces four new living things. While it is not exactly Sherwood Forest here, we do have ample trees, and this week, no shortage of worms! I cannot turn the metaphor of Robin Hood’s robbing and giving. I trust I have not robbed these precious birds of anything, but they, the mother who tolerates my presence and the babies who delight me, are gifting me for this brief span of time in ways I cannot articulate clearly, and that they probably cannot understand. I have added a new page on this site, a picture page called “Robin-Hood 2011” which I will update as I have more pictures and the birds mature. If you take the time to look at them, perhaps you too, will share in the delight I have been experiencing.
Please note, the pictures are arranged sequentially; the most recent will be added at the bottom. You will also likely notice the “robin interloper” – this character seems to live in the ground under the area where the nest is because often when Nelly and I make our initial foray out the back door in the morning, Momma robin flies away, and you know who hops away!