Photos of Sweet Robin in the Snow

I thought I would share these photos I managed to take of Sweet Robin during our recent ‘snow day’ – hope you enjoy them!

(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

Winter Robin (1)

My daughter was the one who first caught sight of Sweet Robin as we were looking out at the freshly fallen snow from the kitchen window. Knowing my obsession with him she urged me to get out there quickly, which, of course, I did.  Our garden is on 2 levels and as I walked down the small set of steps to the bottom level, mindful not to slip on the steps, I couldn’t see him at first, but I heard him hopping about behind this pot.  Crouching down, camera at the ready, I hoped to coax him out by talking quitely to him (he knows my voice you know…) and, quick as a flash, he hopped out from behind the pot and came into full view.  I was so excited that instead of taking a photo I accidentally turned my camera off, darn…but Sweet Robin waited patiently while I fumbled about all in a panic, worried that he would fly off, which he didn’t, thank goodness. From then on, it was just a question of him doing the posing in various parts of the garden and me doing the clicking.  I don’t know who enjoyed it more, me or him…

(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

Winter Robin (4)

Winter Robin (5)

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Winter Robin (25)

After a little while he disappeared off again behind one of the tall bushes and I thought how perfect it would be if only he would fly up into the tree by the feeders…I just know he can read my mind…

(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

Winter Robin (13)

Look carefully by the lowest feeder and you’ll see him!

Winter Robin (14)

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Winter Robin (18)

As you can see, he really enjoys the fat balls!

These photos were taken a few days ago and the snow, this time around, has now melted all away.  Sweet Robin appeared on the fence yesterday morning and hopped along the top before flying off.  I hope he comes back soon…

About Sherri Matthews

Along the way to completing her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', for publication, Sherri has been published in national magazines, websites and four anthologies in memoir, poetry and flash fiction. Sherri raised her children in California, and today lives in England with her husband, Aspie youngest and their pet menagerie fondly called ‘Animal Farm’. She keeps out of trouble gardening, walking, and taking endless photographs, a few of the better ones she shares on her blog A View From My Summerhouse.
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8 Responses to Photos of Sweet Robin in the Snow

  1. mike xx says:

    I’m sure he knows he’s found a good garden where he’s well provided for with fat balls.


  2. daffy says:

    You have taken some wonderful shots! I think Sweet Robin is a poser! 🙂


  3. Tish says:

    How sweet! You should save the best photo to send to the Countryfile Calendar competition, everybody loves a robin!


  4. sherrimatt says:

    Great idea, thanks Tish! Maybe I could try and get votes on which is the best one!


  5. clairetymo says:

    Aaaaah lovely pics! xx


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