Monday, February 5, 2018

Bathing Beauties.

Last week, many flocks of robins flew in. I don't know if they had migrated and returned early, or had already been here.

There had just been a wet snow, and our driveway had a large puddle. Just the thing to wash the dirt off! And so it began.






A regal cardinal sat in the nearby lilac bush. He would have nothing to do with these commoners. His bath would wait until the rabble left, and he could proceed in a more seemly manner.

“Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.”
 ~Henry Ward Beecher 

19 comments:

Kim Standard said...

Oh how wonderful! I think they were have a good time bathing! The cardinal looks so regal

Linda said...

Such beautiful pictures of such gorgeous creatures!

Cherish happy moments said...

Certain beautiful,have a nice day,Joan

Ann said...

I always enjoy watching the birds in the bird bath, or in this case puddle. They always look like they are having so much fun. I can't imagine splashing around in the cold water like that though

Karen said...

Fun to watch the birds splashing!

Andrea said...

Oh, what a fun post, Ginny! Robins know how to bathe, that's for sure. They are experts at it, aren't they. *haha* :-)

Sandra said...

so cute, i think i hear music in the background and it sounds like Splish n and a splash n from here. splish splash I was taken a bath, there was a party going on. I was a splish n a splash n.... get what i am saying?

Sandi said...

It looks so cold! I guess they aren'r affected by it?

Chatty Crone said...

I really enjoyed this! How do you get those shots?

Christine said...

How delightful, Ginny! Super sweet shots of these cute bathing beauties!

Lois said...

How fun to watch the robins bathing! I usually see them by now on their way north, but so far they have been a no show.

Tamago said...

Such wonderful pictures of cute robins! I enjoy watching birds take bath. They look like having fun, not caring how cold it it :-) And a great capture of cardinal. They do look regal!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Bird watching is so much fun! You got some great snaps of the bathing birdies!

Chris Scheuer said...

I love it, just adorable!

Ruth Hiebert said...

As common as the robin is,I always love seeing them. They will bathe in just about any little puddle.Thanks for sharing these fun photos.

LV said...

Much too early for them in Texas. Still cold and finally got a shower. Love your finds.

Tanya Breese said...

how cute, and i'm laughing at the cardinal just watching because he's snooty!

L. D. said...

It is way to early for us to have robins. Maybe spring will be earlier this year.

Nancy Chan said...

Always enjoy watching the birds having their bath!