It’s Friday And…

Hello everyone on this last day of March.  And it’s Friday.  Okay, maybe I’m not too excited about this being Friday.  That’s just me.  But I was sitting here this afternoon and looked out the window to see that it was…SNOWING!  And not just a few lazy snowflakes. It was snowing heavily.  It was hard to see across the street.  This is spring.

Male redpoll 1
A male redpoll in all his fine colors, ready to look for a mate.

  At least, that’s what the calendar says.  This is actually our third very late spring in a row.  That does not normally happen.  Normally the snow is gone by about April 7.  At the latest.  That poor robin I saw must be wondering why he bothered to come back.  It is normal for robins to be back now.  But there is usually some ground showing.  Okay, there is a few patches of ground showing.  But not much.  Sigh.

female redpoll 1
Perhaps this is the little female redpoll he is trying to impress.


Of warm weather.  Palm trees.  Sand.  Ocean.  Definitely not snow.  I have been talking about winter since early October.  Why?  Because that’s when winter arrived with 9 inches of snow.  That doesn’t usually happen.  Our winters seem to be getting longer and colder.  Sigh.  But perhaps it makes summer even more enjoyable.  That’s what I try to tell myself anyway.

Muffin has…

Gone from cabin fever to spring fever.  I think the spring fever is worse.  She wants that door open.  I gave in a couple of days that were nice and sunny.  But, when the sun doesn’t shine, like today, she still wants the door open.  She doesn’t understand that it’s too cold on cloudy days.  I try to explain it to her.  Doesn’t work out too well.  So I’m wearing shoes inside now.  Better protection.  Except I discovered her sharp teeth can go right through my jeans.  Easily.  I’m running out of bandages again.  But I’m doing my part in keeping that company prospering.  Sometimes I think Muffin is working for them.

My questions…

Don’t seem to be going over too well.  Odd.  Only one person was brave enough to answer this last one.  It was a good answer.  It wasn’t correct, but it was good.  Oh well.

The male gray jay still comes around now and then. The female is obviously on the nest now.

  I tried.  Maybe I should try singing.  Forget it.  You definitely don’t want to hear that.  If I try that when I’m alone, Muffin covers her ears.  Or she gives me something to scream about.  She’s always thinking about me.  Unfortunately right now she has her days and nights a bit mixed up.  I go to bed.  She wakes up.  1 am, she wants to play.  I want to sleep.  So we play for a while.  That way I get to sleep.  Last night I refused.  She played extra loud.  Normally she just plays quietly with her toys.  Last night she was a terror.  Running, jumping, crashing, scratching (on her scratching post and the mat by the door, which is allowed).  So I didn’t sleep.  Until she quit.  Sigh.  One of those days, I mean, nights.

My mind keeps wandering.

Hard to stay focused today for some reason.  So I think I will keep this short.

Sir George yesterday grabbing a quick snack.

  And add a couple extra pics instead.  I am really looking forward to spring.  Real spring.  With no snow on the ground kind of spring.  And hundreds of birds singing.  It does happen.  Honest.  Just seems like such a long time ago.  Sigh.

A picture of the moon the other morning, rather early.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

47 Comments on “It’s Friday And…

  1. It’s so weird to read that it’s snowing there when we reached 70 degrees here today! 🙂 I think it’s supposed to go back to being colder this weekend, though. It’s definitely Spring here!

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  2. Tomorrow is the 31st which is the last day of the month which is also Sunday. You are getting confused my dear friend. For you it is Friday the 29th. So spring still has 2 days to get it right

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  3. I didn’t have anyone participate in my creative contest this time around either. But that’s alright. ☺️ Loving the photos. I imagine our outside birds follow me around and say “Mrs. Clayton, our bird feeders need attention, if you please.”

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    • I would participate except I’m not very creative when it comes to writing. I know what I want to say but when I write it down, it just doesn’t come out right. Just not good with fiction I guess. One of my bird feeders was emptied out today which is odd.

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    • Now I don’t feel so bad, you’re much further south, but it will likely melt a bit faster than ours. Going down to only 8F tonight, that is unbelievable even for us! Thanks for reading, God bless!

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  4. Here in Wisconsin we are supposed to get more snow too! Sigh! My cat is a lot like Muffin, she likes to party between 1 – 3am. She will sometimes claw my face until I pet her. My youngest son says it is because her “love tank” is empty. I wish she’d go empty during daylight hours. 🙂 Great pics as always, Steve!

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  5. I keep dreaming about spring here in Norway, I think King winter has to say goodbye and hope it will be long before next time.
    I enjoy your post, In one or the other way, you make me relax and be calm🦋A nice start on my day, thank you🦋
    Enjoy your day.

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    • Thank you for such a beautiful comment! I’m glad that my posts are a help to you in that way. That makes me feel good! I hope you will have a great weekend!😁

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  6. I love hearing your Muffin stories. There is hope where the snow is concerned, all of ours is just about gone now. Only very tiny patches remain now, and bits of green is starting to show through after the rain.🎉🎉🌸🌷🌺

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    • Muffin enjoys watching the deer, but she liked it more when they used to come on the deck. She always has liked deer, just like Bonnie did. Cats are strange sometimes, getting excited about an animal so much bigger than themselves!😸


  7. Good evening Steve, i like your blog, the first pictures looks wonderful, reminds me of strong family, i miss the snow, i wish i could get some at least for a day. The picture of the birds looks very professional, keep it up, you are very good photographer🤗

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  8. Nice to meet you!😊
    I have never seen such a beautiful bird in Japan!
    Thank you for the very beautiful photo😊

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