July 4, 2007


Fir tree with robin


Meade said...

...in a whiter shade of white pine.

Bissage said...

Meade's right, as usual.

Althouse, did you take that picture using a strobus?

Ann Althouse said...

What's a strobus?

Meade: I was trying to guess if it was pine or fir... so it's pine? Got to change the flickr tags....

ricpic said...

Sooty breasted robin
Sittin' in a tree;
Neither be he sobbin',
Neither feelin' glee

Keepin' half an eye cocked
Lookin' for a worm;
Iffen belly ain't stocked,
Outta business firm.

jane said...

Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree,
Up went Pussy-Cat, down went he,
Down came Pussy-Cat, away Robin ran,
Says little Robin Redbreast: "Catch me if you can!"
I dreaded that first robin so,
But he is mastered now,
and I’m accustomed to him grown,--
He hurts a little, though

I thought if I could only live
till that first shout got by
Not all pianos in the woods
Had power to mangle me…

(Mother Goose and Emily Dickinson)

Paddy O. said...

too bad the picture doesn't have audio. Robins have such a beautiful song.

Bissage said...

"What's a strobus?"

Latinate for Eastern White Pine is "Pinus Strobus."

"Strobe" is another word for camera flash.

Bissage said...


That should have been "Pinus strobus."

Lower case "s."

JackDRipper said...

Kinda lame. I can see Robins and pine at my place. I don't come to this blog for boring stuff like this.

I come here for the photos of insects, flower genitalia and the insides of coffee shops and weird left wing hippie hangouts.

Besides if you're going to give us a Robin shot at least one from the front with the red breast proudly on display.

rhhardin said...

Snow-bound Robin
Robin seeking sun-melted ice
Robin and Tennis Ball

Todd said...

Batmobile lost a wheel...