It’s Better Than Migrating: The New World of Winter

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… with these other robins …
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… with friends …

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… blending in with the maple spinners …

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… and a flicker …

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… and a magpie, too.

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Everyone just chilling out today. Keeping the feet out of the snow.

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Starlings hopping from tree to tree.

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Settling down …

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… anywhere …

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… ANYwhere.

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Starlings a little crazed, really.

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Robins more than a little.

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But everyone beautiful and curious in the fog.

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Pretending to be a nest (Hey, you work with what you know.)

 

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Pretending to be Leonard Cohen.

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Hiding, in a quick, hopping sifting through thistles and saskatoons down the hill, the wind given shape. Gravity given to wind.

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Not alone, though. (How many can you count?)

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Such attention in the world, everyone watching the man walking…

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… the man walking, bound to snow, where dogs have been before …

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… everyone curious, waiting, circling around, waiting some more …

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… always leaving, always moving on …

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… always coming back, always welcome.

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In the grass, everyone needs a tree.

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It’s how you get around, carrying the sun within you…

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… , in the ocean of the air.

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