Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Early Bird

AN early morning walk after rain brings many delights. For Emma, it is jumping in puddles. For Alexander, feeling a wet raindrop on his nose and tongue. It is a magical place where spiderwebs glisten, trees drip, the grass squelches and the air smells fresh.

We stood and watched as dozens of American robins flocked to the soaked baseball fields to take advantage of a delicious worm feast served on a soggy platter. Robins eat earthworms in the morning, then switch to fruit later in the day. I wonder if they would make an exception if there is a rain in the afternoon?

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