Thursday Special: Pick a Word

amiable robin



  1. having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable:
    an amiable disposition.
  2. friendly; sociable:
    an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.
  3. agreeable; willing to accept the wishes, decisions, or suggestions of another or others.
  4. Obsolete. lovable or lovely.

I think robins are all of the above and love the fact that they have returned to my garden now (though this one was captured down by the beach).

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) challenge this week is Pick a Word


  1. What a perfect photo – diagonal, all that negative space and a bird. I’m fond of robins too: the yellow breasted ones. When we were raking up leaf litter they used to gather and skitter up and down tree trunks, or land around my resting feet (a lot of that! I was raking on a slope in the heat) looking for grubs.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yellow-breasted ones? Not seen one of those. I know the American robins are different to ours, much redder. I have had to look yours up and blimey! Not only do you have red-breasted, but yellow, pink, white, scarlet, orange and rose!!

  2. Paula says:

    I love this amiable robin. He looks adorable and he was captured perfectly! Thank you, Jude. I am very glad you joined the challenge.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Libation would have been easier, πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ but robins are all around at the moment and I figured that they were perfect for this word.

  3. Anabel Marsh says:

    Such a beautiful photograph! I love your robin (which makes him amiable in the obsolete sense).

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    He’s very cute and no doubt will become even more friendly as winter goes on. I’m pleased to see mine back too πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      There seems to be several in the neighbourhood and I managed to capture another one on Thursday along the lane. They do seem to enjoy being photographed!

  5. Sue says:

    Lovely capture, Jude, and I like your composition…..owing to the wide angle, we get a great sense of distance with the diminutive person on the beach…..

  6. That little robin looks very amiable indeed! πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      The only bird I manage to get decent photos of – I swear they love to pose!

  7. restlessjo says:

    Lots of them this year, and very sociable. πŸ™‚ That description suits me rather well, don’t you think? On a good day πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, yes, you are most amiable – should have posted a photo of you!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Bad idea πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Thought maybe you were fishing for compliments —- again. [takes cover]

        2. restlessjo says:

          From an amiable soul like me? πŸ™‚ Happy Sunday!

  8. Robins do love to pose for photos. We saw a few who were happy to show us their best side. They were so gorgeous. I love this photo.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Cheeky little birds πŸ™‚

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