Sunday, 29 January 2017

A January Song


"The robin flew from his springing spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off. Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off - and they are nearly always doing it"

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, 'The Secret Garden'.

Illustration by Inga Moore.

9 comments:

  1. I love that book Anna, and the quote is lovely too. :) Hope your snowdrops are all doing well!

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  2. I'd be lost without my robins. Constant companions and what fun they are.

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  3. Robins are the bravest birds here too, coming to see what I am doing if I have a trowel in my hand. A secret garden - how we all long for one of those.

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  4. I left a comment yesterday, Anna, but it seems to have disappeared! I was saying that apart from the wardrobe this could be me in the picture as I have been having some most engaging conversations with our own robin recently. Thanks for sharing the quotation and picture, which not surprisingly make we want to read the bok again

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  5. This is just beautiful, Anna. Yesterday I was watching 5 robins chasing each other round the garden and bird bath and competing most fiercely in a sort of European robin song contest. I couldn't tire of watching them so cheerful were their antics.

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  6. How true there is nothing quite as uplifting as hearing a robin showing off.

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  7. This was one of my favourite books as a child. Robins are the best of companions in the garden.

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  8. Ah lovery. Yes as the others above have said what a beautiful book and its such a joy having a Robin with you while you are gardening. I'm always chatting to mine.

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  9. I love the innocence of this drawing and that it doesn't involve a kid sitting indoors glued to a screen. :o)

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Namasté

- Anna.