It’s Whats NOT There.
This Summer I was adopted by three robins. During the fabulous lockdown weather I spent most hours in the garden, clearing ivy, reading,..Three robins accompanied me wherever I was and it got to the stage that no matter what room I was even inside the house, one or other would be perched by the window right outside.
Our three dogs come and go in and out the back door at will. Having to get in ahead of the robins and close the door before they came in too became a habit.
One morning I had a dream one was in the house (again). I was woken by my mother calling me saying –“Do you know there is a robin outside your bedroom door?”
Two weeks ago there were just two, not three. Last week one perched on the top of the old magnolia branch I have ‘planted’ as a prop to hold the bird feeders and made the same note, over and over - not a song, but a constant ‘peep’ - looking me in the eye for a solid 5 minutes. I reaiise now that was it’s ‘goodbye’ – Robins may nest in a couple of different locations during the Summer and they are off to pastures new now.
A friend from Clare has a lovely phrase – ‘Some things and some people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime’. I enjoyed the company of the three robins and wish them well in their new garden.
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