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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Robin Redbreast............

The North Wind doth blow
We shall have snow
And what will poor Robin do then poor thing?
He'll sit in the barn and keep himself warm
And hide his head under his wing poor thing.

(Childrens nursery rhyme )


A few pictures of Robins that I have drawn. A few poems I have found.

Bearing His cross, while Christ passed forth forlorn,
His God-like forehead by the mock crown torn,
A little bird took from that crown one thorn.
To soothe the dear Redeemer's throbbing head,
That bird did what she could; His blood, 'tis said,
Down dropping, dyed her tender bosom red.
Since then no wanton boy disturbs her nest;
Weasel nor wild cat will her young molest;
All sacred deem the bird of ruddy breast.
--from The Redbreast--A Breton Legend, in "English Lyrics"


I think everyone is familiar with the English Robin he appears on many Christmas cards, probably due to the legend above.

The little chap below was one of the first birds I saw when I went to England. He came only once that I saw and I got his picture. Robins are very tame birds, very easy to make friends with and so anyone who has them visit is very fortunate.


I am entering my Robins in Just add water silly..........thank you for allowing me to share


Gloria said...

Your drawings of the robins are so sweet. I love birds, too! I am in Illinois and especially like Robins, Cardinals, Jays, Red-winged Blackbirds, Wrens and Crows, too!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your drawings of the robins are wonderful! Very sweet! I love the poems too!

Sharon Evans said...

Your drawings of the robins are lovely, When I was living in England I had one that visited me every day.

Sandra said...

Your drawings are delicate and beautiful. I love birds as well, however in Australia they are very different.

see you there! said...

What beautiful robins. I have often seen this bird on Christmas cards. Perfect entry for APR.


Currie Silver said...

lovely robins. I really love how you've drawn them and how it feels I could BE right there in the photograph!!

Molly said...

beautiful robins. i always love seeing them and that bright burst of red!

Jennifer McLean said...

you draw birds beautifully and have so many gorgeous photos from your garden. wow.

Cindy Adkins said...

I love your robin drawing, Janice! You have so many talents! ♥

Rita said...

I never knew your robins looked so different than ours in the upper midwest (USA) and ours leave for the winter and come back in the spring. I learned something today with your cute robins. :)