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A little less than two weeks ago I saw the first robin of spring.

Here is what it looked like:


There is a magical quality about seeing the first robin each spring.  Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, seeing a robin means winter has been vanquished and spring has finally arrived in all her warmth and glory.


Spring is my absolute favorite time of year.  Sure, there’s lots of evidence that Wisconsin summers can’t be beat.  And fall in Wisconsin with the rustling leaves, crisp evening air and autumn smells is really something special.  But spring – SPRING!  The dewdrop smell of rain and mud and fresh green leaves….it’s simply AMAZING.


This is what it looks like outside right now:



Who’s in charge around here!?  Somebody needs to round up that bird and tell him I want a refund!

Yup, 2 to 3 inches are already on the ground and at least another inch is expected before the storm is over.  As my grandmother was fond of saying, if you want the weather to change in Wisconsin, all you have to do is wait 5 minutes.  So here’s to waiting!

Now don’t go back south Mr. Robin, I’m counting on you!


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