This robin caught my eye the other day. I was in the living room and had just risen up from the reclining loveseat. I just caught a glimpse of red against the dark color of the tree branches. I went into the bedroom and got my camera out of its bag. I had to change from a 12-40mm lens to a 40-150mm lens. Can you believe it? By the time I returned to the living room, little robin redbreast was still sitting in that tree, waiting for me. I snapped this picture through our living room window glass pane.
Earlier in the day I saw Spooky, a black neighborhood kitty that visits us from time to time.
Seeing Spooky and then seeing the robin brought to mind a nursery rhyme that years and years ago I knew verbatim. Age tends to diminish some memories, so I had to search the Internet for this particular nursery rhyme.
Little Robin Redbreast
Sat upon a tree,
Up went the Pussy-Cat,
And down went he;
Down came Pussy-Cat,
Away Robin ran,
Says little Robin Redbreast—
Catch me if you can.
There are other variations of this nursery rhyme, as well as at least another verse to this particular version. These lines, though, are what I recall repeating over and over again as a child.