Archive for February, 2006

While walking over the Hawthorne Road bridge spanning the Mill Brook yesterday I looked down at the frozen surface and noticed a robin standing on the ice. Not so strange because last year at approximately the same location I saw a flock of robbins in the trees in February.
It seems some robbins chose to winter over rather than migrate, real snow birds.

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Mill Brook winter

“…I walk along the Mill Brook below Emerson’s, looking into
it for some life….
Perhaps what moves us in winter is some reminiscence of
far-off summer,
How we leap by the side of the open brooks!
What beauty in the running brooks!
What life!

What society!
The cold is merely
superficial; it is the summer still at the core far within.”

Henry Thoreau, Journal, January 12, 1855

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