Saturday, April 14, 2007

Confessions of a Spring Killer

I will make this short so as to spare everyone the long drawn out details.

During the few early spring-like days we had in mid-March I was innocently driving my car down the main drag towards my house when a Robin Redbreast (is there another kind?) darted in front of my car.... and I hit it.

I remember wondering if there was some fable attached to hitting the regionally accepted sign of the beginning of spring and if everyone would suffer the reprecussions of me killing said symbol.

This Sunday - the 15th of April - our forecast is for snow.

Truly, I am sorry.

12 comments:

more cows than people said...

so i should send all the complainers to you? thanks for letting me know!

i drove through some impressive white stuff today... but then again i live rather close to canada so that's less surprising for us, i suppose.

PPB said...

Ah, well at least I know who to blame@

Stushie said...

Robins are around all year long, so you haven't broken any pagan superstitions.

If you still feel guilty about it, pray to St. Francis of Assisi - he'll bale you out.

Check out what Robin redbreasts actually look like by looking at some British Christmas Cards on the web.

mz said...

OOOoooo, look! A Robi..n... :(

LadyBurg said...

Oh, I knew it had to be someone's fault. I'm supposed to take the youth gardening this Sunday. Its our third attempt. Its snowed or rained each time. What is up with that?! I thought getting them out into creation would please the Creator - but then you ran over a Robin. Hum.....

Songbird said...

I knew it. I knew someone was to blame. But I never suspected you!!!

Gord said...

Hey, it is sunny and +12Celsius here (and +16 predicted for Monday). Certainly still spring here, so you must only have cursed a limited area :)

will smama said...

Give it time Gord, my curse will reach you soon.

Singing Owl said...

Ah HA! So it's your fault my tulips are covered with snow, eh?

St. Casserole said...

well thanks a lot...

raining and cold here in mid-April

NOW WE KNOW WHY

Catherine + said...

When accidents like this happen, or if I come upon an animal body in the street gutter or along the easement, if I have time, I done my utility gloves in the car and gently lift the body out of the way and place it under a bush or a tree--in some sheltered place nearby. I then will pray over it, "Return now to your Maker for They made you and love you." If I can, I will bury it in a grass lined grave and cover it with grass or flower petals or leaves. It is the least I would want someone to do for me.

And, no, I don't blame you for the weirdness of my weather in southern Oregon...it's our typical hodgepodge of spring stuff.

St. Inuksuk said...

By us the true harbringer of Spring is the red-winged blackbird. Maybe you're off the hook!!!!
Course I hit two red-winged blackbirds that were squabbling and took it the street where I heard a thud and the squabble was over as were the birds.
Moral: Settle your differences quietly at home and don't squabble in the street! It may be your last moment.
I also hit the post-Easter bunny a couple years ago, felt real bad about that one too.