Sunday, December 20, 2009
I See A Robin!
I don't know when this happened but I have gained enough experience that I can identify one of these robins just by looking at its shape. All I saw in that tree was this shadowy shape, but the robin was clear in my mind. That thought was kind of a revelation for me. I really never thought I'd be able to do this.
Identifying a robin may not seem remarkable to some of you, but think back when you didn't know this bird on sight. Or maybe another bird that you have recently learned to identify. I think I've been able to know when I see a robin for a long time now, but I guess I just took it for granted. I never thought about how much I've learned to be able to do that.
I think I'll have to remember that when I look at other animals. When did I learn to know that I was seeing a robin? Or another animal? When did you? Did you ever really think about how far you have come since you've been watching things of nature? I'm beginning to understand it a little bit.
(The poll results are still living in limbo while I sort out everything in my mind. They'll be coming, but I don't quite know when yet.)