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The fable of the wise man

June 24, 2015

There was once a boy who was raising two robin chicks. He went to the wise man and asked, “Wise man, I am raising two robin chicks. As they are getting older I would like to tell them apart.”

DSCN1313The wise man thought about this for a while, then smiled gently. “Young one”, he said, “The solution to your problem is easy. Buy a red and a yellow piece of wool. Tie the red wool around the leg of one chick and the yellow wool around the leg of the other. In that way you will always be able to tell them apart.”

DSCN1373The boy smiled broadly. “Thank you wise old man”, he said. “I will tie the red wool around the leg of the Scarlet Robin and the yellow wool around the leg of the Eastern Yellow Robin.”

The moral of the story is – if it is winter, all the birds and animals are hiding out of the weather, and you can’t think of a blog to write but have a couple of good bird photos, just write-your-own fable. It will buy you an extra week.

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