doodle by andre: thinking of you
ROBIN REDBREAST is a classic symbol of spring, the early bird who catches the worm, but in my northern garden, the flock stays in view in winter just as long as the holly and crabapple fruit lasts. I miss their happy song when they finally push back from the buffet, and miss the oddball run-and-stop, run-and-stop movements of North America’s most widespread thrush. The robin that doodler Andre Jordan knows from England is a smaller red-breasted bird, not closely related, but with a similarly cheery demeanor…a bird you like having around. Is there someone you are thinking of this holiday season, some friend who won’t be at the table?