Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Mr. Camouflage

I saw this robin strutting around near a tree at The Rez.
He saw me looking at him...
...and ducked behnd a tree.
It was then I noticed part of him had disappeared.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday


1. I've read several posts and status updates recently describing end of year school field trips. Do you remember taking school field trips as a kid? Where did you go and do you recall a favorite? For any parents responding today, have you ever chaperoned a school field trip, and if so where?

In grade school, we walked to The Rez here in town when we were studying trees and bugs. I loved getting outside and away from school. My favorite was when I was a Sophomore in high school, we went on a field trip to Turkey Run State Park in Indiana. It rained and I broke my glasses, but we had a blast.

2. What's something you're tired of seeing online?

Anything Kardashian!

3. June is the month for roses. Which of the following expressions would you say has most recently applied to your life-'everything's coming up roses', 'there's no rose without a thorn', 'came out smelling like a rose', or 'wearing rose-colored glasses'? 

All would have applied at sometime in my life, but right now I seem to be surraounded by negativity, so I think 'there's no rose without a thorn'.


4. When grilling outdoors do you prefer gas or charcoal? Who does the grilling at your house? What's the last thing you ate that was cooked on a grill?

I prefer charcoal, Hubs gas. Hubs grills and he fixed salmon last night.

5. Are you afraid of the dark?

Not particularly, but I can't stand to be inside with the lights on and the curtains or blinds open. If someone was lurking outside, they could see me but I couldn't see them. That scares me.

6. Share a favorite song with a number in it's title.

500 Miles

7. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."(C.G. Jung). Do you agree? Why or why not?

I suppose, but I'll leave this question to the psychologists out there.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Daughter just booked the condo for our Floriday trip later this summer. I'm excited to have something fun to look forward to.


Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge

24 comments:

Halcyon said...

I never thought of robins as "camo" birds, but you're right, he does blend in!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Robin, he may be trying to blend in.. I remember going to the Hershey Amusement park for a end of year trip..I would enjoy a getaway to Florida too. Have a happy week!

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, that grilled salmon sounds delicious. Wish I had some to go with my garden asparagus tonight! Sweet robin pics. :-)

Denise said...

Nice post.

Mary said...

Everybody seems to be tired of the Kardashians! :)

TexWisGirl said...

he did pretty well, there! :)

Gary Phillips said...

Great shots!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

WW said...

I love 500 Miles. I was looking through all the songs on my computer and didn't see that one. What a great song.

WW said...

I love 500 Miles. I was looking through all the songs on my computer and didn't see that one. What a great song.

Beth said...

I do remember field trips I took as a child in school. One was to visit Springfield to visit all things connected to Lincoln. another was to visit the Indian Burial Ground at Dixon Mounds. I don't think that is open to the public anymore!

Gillian Olson said...

Great robins, then do make a statement don't they,

Linda said...

What a treat! Lovely photos; I love robins!

Ginny said...

What a delightful observation! The robin is now just a red breast, with no tail or wings! Isn't it something how birds instinctively know how to do this? High school trips are now overseas. Many of our kids at church spend weeks in Spain, Kenya, and other places, it is called cross cultural trips. We never ever had that when I was growing up! The world is opening up. I agree about the Kardashians, they are famous for being famous, enough is enough.

Marie said...

I'm confused...this same post (except with the Lexington) was on Hootin Anni...are you one in the same? Or is the hodgepodge something that is a collection of all the contributors? Love the robin shot!

Rose said...

The robin does appear to be hiding from you...enjoyed the hodgepodge. I just can never remember to do it.

Gail Dixon said...

Excellent shots of the robin. Amazing how he blends in with the tree--well, all except that orange breast. I'm with you on #2.GRRRRR :)

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is so cute and i totally agree with number 2!

Snooty Primadona said...

I saw the funniest cartoon today. It was a bird laid out on the shrink's sofa w/ the shrink sitting in the chair next to it. The bird says to the shrink, "My mother threw up in my mouth". I must be weird because I'm still laughing about it...

Brian King said...

Hey, that's pretty cool! His back and tail do blend in!

Kisha Jaggers said...

I love watching birds too! You got some great pictures! Hope you have a wonderful time in Florida! New subscriber.. found you through the hodge podge!

Cosette Paneque said...

I love how part of him disappears right into the tree. Lovely little bird.

Linda H. said...

We get quite a few bird visitors in our garden. I enjoy watching them and Hearing them sing. Your robin photos are nice.

And I totally agree with your answer to number 2. Enough already!

bailey-road.com said...

Just out looking for dinner!

Joyce said...

Seems everyone is tired of the Kardashians : ) I'm late reading here, been traveling so trying to catch up before the next Hodgepodge rolls around. I love having trips on my calendar to look forward to. That's part of the fun of travel.