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Uncle Sam and Baby Robin

Uncle Sam at the Highland Park Street Fair
Way back in May I took this photo of Uncle Sam at the Highland Park Street Fair. The fair always seems to announce, summer is coming, summer is coming.

uncle sam points
My daughter and I enjoyed roaming Raritan Avenue and taking in all the many booths. As you can see from her pink sweater, it wasn’t exactly summer weather.

baby robin
The highlight of my summer thus far is the nest of robins growing on our front porch. Here’s a shot of a baby from last week. This week the robins already have many feathers and don’t seem as scared as they did earlier.

Mama Pajama says


Spiderdama says

Oh, I love that little baby robin! I have robin in my garden, but have not seen baby`s.
Hope you have a great Sunday:-)

Dimple says

Nice! The robin is great--eyes closed, mouth open!

southlakesmom says

The robin reminds me of human babies when they're at their neediest -- FEED ME! Oh wait, no, that's my 14 year old son! Ha ha -- great shots!

Leora says

Yes, they are really like human babies, but they grow much faster. This week, they seem almost ready to fly off.

Robin from Israel says

Eyes closed, mouth open, yup, it's a Robin alright ;). Hey! Wait a minute...

Love robins for obvious reasons, but I've always wished their babies were a bit cuter (also for obvious reasons LOL).

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Sara says

Oh gosh, that little bald headed robin looks VERY hungry...he must be calling for his parent to come and feed him! Makes me think of a line in the Psalms (I think that's where I read it): Open your mouth and I will fill it!

Love the Uncle Sam guy on stilts...he looks like a happy fellow. Your daughter looks happy that summer is (was) on its way.

Leora says

הַרְחֶב-פִּיךָ, וַאֲמַלְאֵהוּ. Psalms 18:11

And the next line is:
וְלֹא-שָׁמַע עַמִּי לְקוֹלִי; וְיִשְׂרָאֵל, לֹא-אָבָה לִי.

So the people of Israel are not listening.

Rayna Eliana says

What wonderful photos of Uncle Sam. :)

I love that itty bitty baby. Oh...too precious.

Ilana-Davita says

Your daughter was obviously enjoying her day and having fun. The baby robin is touching indeed.

kaye says

I love you shot of the baby robin--and the peach above looks mighty tasty. thanks for stopping by.