6 April 2016
Although it is not unheard of to get a little snow in April in southern Ontario the past couple of days have been ridiculous. From overnight Sunday into Monday we received about 20 cm and today it is snowing heavily with another 3 to 5 cm predicted. All of the little green shoots poking up through the soil have been buried beneath their white blanket, the meal worms I put out covered and no doubt frozen solid by now.
From our bedroom window I photographed this American Robin Turdus migratorius hunkered down in the maple tree, looking thoroughly dejected by this turn of events.
It seems to be pleading with me to do something about it.
And to think that this time last week I was basking in the warm sunshine of Cuba, http://www.travelswithbirds.blogspot.ca/2016/03/trip-report-cuba.html. I may have to check the internet for a good deal and go right back there!