Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Waiting for the Robin Snow

It’s not uncommon to get some snow after the Robins return in fact according to the old timers we must.

My grandmother had a number of named snows; the Cabbage Snow, the Fuzzy Snow, and of course The Robin Snow. She had more named snows but at the moment I cannot remember them. I think the Cabbage Snow arrived after grandma had started cabbage seeds indoors, the Fuzzy Snow was a wet spring snow that clung to everything it touched and the Robin Snow always came after the return of the robins.

Although I know spring is just around the corner, like Grandma did, I’m looking for the Robin Snow any day now.


Meggie said...

Absolutely! We in PA know from experience that March often brings the biggest snowfall of the winter. Once, when I was still working, we were snowed in and had to feed over 800 kiddos!

Leedra said...

In Tennessee we don't have so many snows so we don't have names for them. But we have names for the cold snaps after it is warm. We have Dogwood Winter and Blackberry Winter...the cold while these 2 are in bloom. Then in the fall we have Indian Summer for the late warm spell, not sure where that name comes from though.

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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love your new header Coy. Spectacular!!

The only one I would like would be "No Snow". :) You can see I prefer the warmer climates. :) Whenever I used to visit there, I would make sure that it was from March onwards.

Anonymous said...

I just posted some robins on my birds blog. They are back here in great numbers. Almost all of them have been cleaning up under the crabapple trees. The starlings came earlier and stripped the trees but dropped a lot of stuff that the robins got.

I never heard the "robin snow" before but it has already snowed here several times and the robins were sitting around all puffed up trying to stay warm.

Montanagirl said...

Amen. And what a nice photo of the Robin. It has great composition, what with the moss on the bark, and the golden leaf. Nice job!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: I'm glad they are back and I have seen them on every walk. It has turned cold today but at least we aren't getting what Minnesota got hit with.

Shelley said...

Lovely shot of the Robin!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I really am ready to wish the snow farewell - but it just keeps coming back! And it's amazing that there are so many robins! You've captured this one beautifully!

Ellie Hamilton said...

Thanks for the "robin snow" post, Coy! I've been looking for references to it for a post on my own blog and I linked to yours as "proof" that others have heard of it. Hope that's OK and that it brings you more visitors and business!