Good morning to all whether it is morning or not where you are or when you are reading this and I see that most people read my ‘musings’ in the evening and Thursday is the most popular day to read which is quite interesting even though the evening reading would be expected it does make me wonder why Thursday is the most popular day but that’s the way it goes and I guess one day has to be more popular than the others so why not Thursday I suppose but still it does make me wonder. Oh well. Some warmer spring like weather has finally arrived today, it is beautifully sunny, somewhat breezy and the snow/ice is actually doing some real melting today. The ice is about a foot thick outside my place so it may take a bit to melt. But at least it is starting. AND, Sir George has brought his mate with him now and with both those two big birds on my feeder there is not much room to move around and pick up food. But they do it anyway. AND, I got some pics, as you can see.
It’s kind of nice to see them both together like that, sharing the food and glucking to each other. That is what it sounds like, gluck. That is also how Sir George lets me know that he is out there waiting for breakfast. Or lunch. I still need to think of a name for Sir George’s mate. Usually that is not hard for me to do, but it’s a little tougher this time for some reason. I’m having a hard time thinking these days. I think. Sigh. It’s also nice to hear the loons back, calling their mournful cry early each morning. There is not much open water for them yet, but after today that will change somewhat. The birds are late returning this year, but that is due to the unseasonably very cold weather we have been experiencing. This has been my longest winter since coming to this town back in, well, a while ago. I won’t say how long. But it’s been a while. Sigh. Have had a different rock dove around lately. He/she is a rather different color from any I have seen over the years. And I have been keeping track of birds for…well, let’s just say, quite a while. The header photo at the top of this blog shows the color very well. Kind of nice to see something different once in a while. Although some people would disagree, they don’t seem to like my birds, or other critters. Odd. But then, so am I. Sigh. There definitely must be something wrong with me. I mean, strange things happen to me that never seem to happen to other people. Like today. The day started off okay, sunny, not too cold, went out for COFFEE with ________, then went down to the government office to do something that needed to be done. That’s where the problems started. I needed ID. Which unfortunately I do not have much of. One reason I was there today. Needed to renew something. Oddly, the problems didn’t come from where I thought they would. It happened to be my birth certificate. Which is as old as me. Naturally. It’s made of paper. For those of you who do not know what that is, you will have to look it up. Anyway, since it comes from a different province did not help the situation either. Basically I kind of ceased to exist for a bit. But the young lady at the office was very nice and helpful and patient. After hours of being in this place, at least it felt like that, they asked if I had ever had a driver’s license in this province. Of course, I just don’t have one now. So they finally found my old info from my old license and that took care of the problem. Finally. I hope. Now I also have a new ID card so this won’t be a problem in the future. I hope. One never knows when it concerns me. Sigh. The bears are back. A mama and cub. And she is quite big, considering this is spring, when she is thin. The little critter is little. This, of course, brings about my usual summer problem, keeping the garbage indoors so the bears don’t scatter things all over the yard. Sigh. Poor Muffin. She does not like bears at all. Will be putting some new pics in my gallery soon. If I remember. Sigh. Maybe next time I can start with some insulatoring stories again. It’s that time of year. Enjoy your week and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.