Today I planted a dogwood tree (cornus kousa), sowed some seeds, did some raking, etc.
Every time I dig up the yard a robin shows up to look for worms in the freshly dug soil. Sometimes he makes conversation in bird-speak. Sometimes he brings a friend.
I like to think of the two of us as friends.
But is it the same robin that I see every time? I have no idea.
Cold day. Soft rain outside. The cats are both curled up inside.
I was pulling weeds from a garden bed. The robin came by and gave me that look and that talk: "Are you not digging anywhere today? Why are you not digging? Dig me some worms, my human."
I am very sorry indeed not to be digging the yard today.