Around here, the Robin IS the one who brings the hope of Spring. No one quite trusts that it's on its way until the Red Breast is spotted. With great excitement, you'll hear the exclamations ... "I saw a ROBIN today!!!".
Well today is the day! Friday the 13th or not, it was a Good Omen to see our first robin of 2009 today. Not a great photo - I had to snap quickly before he disappeared. He's headed off to summon his friends.