After a multitude of years spent mowing lawns, I finally realized that the first creatures to show up and admire my master mowing skills are the many robins who reside in the many trees surrounding the back yard.

My father, who was an avid fisherman, said it was because the vibrations of the mower brought the earthworms to the surface. It’s as good an explanation as any other  reason as any other I’ve heard. And after the last tall blade of  grass had been mowed down, I set my easy lawn chair up in the shade of the cedar trees to rest with my noble canine companion and await the arrival of my red breasted friends with my long lens camera. (Not to worry, the only birds that Renee chases are the annoying, noisy grackles.  And that’s because they often chase her.)










About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on May 28, 2014, in MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT!, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I might be inclined to chase after grackles also if I thought I might have a snowball’s chance in hell of catching one … or more.

    • I noticed a grackle related incident that sent me to the bird book yesterday afternoon. I heard a lot of birds making a ruckus, and I looked up to see a gackle being chased by more than a half dozen robins. They chased him over 200 feet before returning to their tree where their nests were. So I went to the bird book and discovdered: that gackles steal worms from American Robins, raid nests, and kill and eat adult birds. Now I know that the robins are on Renee’s side, too.

  2. Those robins are looking a little peckish. Good thing you’ve stirred up their worms!

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