On Saturday we enjoyed Ice Cream with my parents...and I gave them each a hug. They have completed their vaccinations and so have we. Isolation has been hard for them...especially Mom who is a very social person.
On Sunday we watched church online. Far Guy and I cooked a nice meal...Roast beef...
On Easter Sunday I saw my first Robin and took a photo out the kitchen window. Far Guy and I saw a Robin in our tree last Thursday...but before I could take a photo it took off...probably to she who sees robins first house.
Here is the Robin record in our yard.
April 19 2008, April 11 2009, April 5 2010, April 4 2011, March 23 2012, April 27 2013, April 9 2014, April 24 2015, April 21 2016, April 5 2017, April 29 2018, Late May 2019, March 31 2020 and now April 4 2021.
For us usually snowbound isolated people in Minnesota... the first Robin in our yard is a big thing!
“From the beginnings of history, people have searched for order and meaning in these events [phenological events], but only a few have discovered that keeping records enhances the pleasure of the search, and also the chance of finding order and meaning. These few are called phenologists.” – Aldo Leopold (1947)