Good morning to all of you on this fine, sunny Sunday! I hope everyone is feeling well and that your day is going well also. Muffin is very happy now that she can have the door and windows open once again. I don’t blame her, it is nice to have the windows open and get that fresh air inside. My chipmunks, Skamper and Pocket, had disappeared for a number of days, but the warmer weather has brought them back looking for peanuts again.
Last evening there was a hairy woodpecker on the step outside my door pounding away on some peanuts to get the delicious food inside. Seems most everything around here loves peanuts. It is a good source of nutrition for these animals. In this case it was a male looking for some food to take back to his mate who is sitting on eggs right now. Once they have their young, then both will be making numerous trips here to fill up on sunflower seeds to take back to them.
And now, would you like to join me today for another stroll down to the river?
Walking along a sunny path on a warm spring day, as this path winds it’s way through a forest of pine and balsam trees. Also some smaller shrubs of willow, alders and maples which are still waiting for their leaves to appear.
Here and there along the path, wild roses are beginning to get their bright green leaves. In two or three weeks the first flowers should appear. Though everything is late this year so it might take a little longer.
Catkins, like this fuzzy one, have been dropping from the aspen trees spreading their seeds far and wide. Tiny bright leaves are beginning to show on those same aspens glistening in the sunlight as we walk past.
To be continued a little later.
Steve and Muffin.
©2020 Steve McLeod.