Showing posts with label robin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label robin. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Someday I'll Sing ...



“Who made the flowers to bloom in the spring
Who made the song for the robins to sing
And who hung the moon in the starry sky
Somebody bigger than you and I ...
            ~ “Somebody Bigger Than You and I”
        ~ written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath & Sonny Burke
     ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                          ~ 1967

I spotted this sweet robin fledgling in the grass on an early June evening in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, reminding me of the line in my most favorite Gospel hymn, the beautiful “Somebody Bigger Than You and I,” recorded by the great Elvis Presley in 1967.

Someday this little fledgling will sing the song God made for the robins to sing … and sing beautifully!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Spring Seeker ...






“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

                          ~ Mark Twain
                                      (Samuel Clemens)
                                       ~ 1835-1910  

The rays of a waning winter sunset
brush this sweet robin perched atop
the highest branch of a tree at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
as it dreams of the nearby spring
just around the corner.  


                                                                                                                                                                         


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Song Of The Early Spring ...



"...Who made the flowers to bloom in the spring
Who made the song for the robins to sing
And who hung the moon in the starry sky
Somebody bigger than you and I ..."
               ~ "Somebody Bigger Than You and I"
     written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath & Sonny Burke
                    ~recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                                    ~ 1967 

A robin sings its beautiful song in the early spring at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This painterly capture of a sweet robin in March
epitomizes the line in my most favorite Gospel hymn, the beautiful "Somebody Bigger Than You And I," recorded by the great Elvis Presley in 1967. 

       

Monday, March 16, 2015

Harbinger Of Hope ...


"The day the Lord
created hope was probably
the same day he created spring."
                            
                                    ~ Sir Bernard Williams
                                                               1929-2003

Though perched in the early March snow,
sweet Robin Redbreast is full of hope because
spring is near at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lost In A Daydream ...


"I've been having a sweet dream,
I've been dreaming since I woke
up today ..."
                         "Daydream"
                                    ~ Lovin' Spoonful
                                                     1966

This sweet robin really seemed to be
lost in a daydream on a beautiful June
day at Trexler Memorial Park, 
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Up On The Roof ...


"...On the roof's the only place I know
where you just have to wish to make it so ..."
                       ~ "Up On The Roof"
                                     ~ The Drifters, 1962

This robin may have been wishing while perched up on the roof of the
Heritage Fly Shop on the Little Lehigh
on a June day at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

With A Song In My Heart ...


"...I always knew I would live life through
with a song in my heart for you."
                          ~ "With A Song In My Heart"
                                       from the Rodgers & Hart
                                  1929 musical "Spring Is Here"

Sweet robin today at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hope In Winter


"Stay, little cheerful robin ..."
                                    ~ William Wordsworth, "To A Redbreast"

I was happily surprised to see this sweet robin in the snow last week
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. A sure sign of hope in winter!