Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you! It is a nice mild morning once again. However, I am not sitting outside today since I will be heading out to do some shopping shortly. It’s actually quite nice to go shopping so early in the morning, no crowds to deal with, which is perfect for me. Shopping is not exactly something that I enjoy, so the less people there is, the better. Muffin just gives me that half sleepy look as if to say, “such strange behavior”. But really, she’s okay with it, just make sure I don’t forget her food. That would not be good. For me.
Well, it seems that nearly all of our birds are back from the south now. The cedar waxwings showed up yesterday and they are one of the last to come back. Nighthawks are always last on the list to return and also the first to leave. Usually they are here only 2 and a half months. They are an interesting bird, not a hawk at all, they eat just insects. Which is why they don’t spend much time here in the north. They can actually eat a lot of insects each night. They are a nocturnal bird, only out during the night, except sometimes during migration. I like listening to their buzzing sound at night, a true part of summer.
And now for some more spring pics to share with you and everything is popping so fast now…
In the above pic we have the beautiful smooth yellow violet. This is a very common type violet in this area and one of the first to bloom.
And in this pic is the pretty little viola, the first of the season, adding it’s wonderful color to the spring landscape.
Everything is taking shape, getting set for summer, which for us begins June 1st, unlike the calendar version which is more for southern locations. I hope you all have a marvelous Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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