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Robins are waking me up these days, but I'm not grumpy about it.

Unlike the sound of an alarm clock, robin song is pleasant to hear. I know it means I have to get up soon, but I can sleep through the singing, at least for a little while. Robins are sort of like a natural snooze button.


Even though snow is still mounded up around the house, out in the meadow there are plenty of bare patches of ground. I still have not heard any frogs, however.

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