A lone robin graced South Seventh Street Saturday. Despite it still being January, there were other signs of spring as well. Unseasonably warm weather had melted the snow. Warm temperatures allowed people to walk in light jackets, short sleeves and the occasional pair of shorts were seen. The bird flew beneath a bush as people passed, making it difficult to get a better picture.
The unseasonably warm weather did not cause the robin to come back to Terre Haute. It remained behind with its human neighbors. It shares its air space with crows and its living space in the tree with the local squirrels.
The unseasonably warm weather did not last long. Freezing temperatures returned to the area today, and the forecast calls for snow showers. The robin may not have predicted an early spring, but there is still a chance for an early spring to arrive. The groundhog that lives in Punxsutawney will make its prediction in just a few weeks.