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The first thing I saw when I looked out this morning was a blackbird. I love blackbirds. The morning temperature was better than yesterday’s. From -18 yesterday to -2 today. It gives us hope for spring.

Do you know that there’s a violin named Blackbird? Here is some facts from Wikipedia about the Blackbird violin.

The Blackbird, also called the Black Stone Violin, is a full-size playable violin made of black diabase after drawings by Antonio Stradivari (Stradivarius), but with technical modifications to allow it to be played. The violin was conceived and designed by the Swedish artist Lars Widenfalk. It was named the Blackbird after the Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) because of its colouring. Stradivari himself often gave his violins names related to birds.

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Photographer: Gabriel Urbanek