Good morning everyone! So nice to see you all again this morning! It is very cool here today, only 50F (10C), cloudy and a strong northwest wind. We had more rain last evening and overnight. It’s beginning to look like last fall, lots of rain and cool, cloudy days. I really hope we can get some nice weather this fall though so I can get some better pics of our beautiful fall colors this year. Fall can be so beautiful, but that part is usually very short for us here in the north. Normally it’s clouds, rain and cool for most of the fall season. For that reason it’s not my favorite time of year. Plus, as many of you know, I have a lot of health problems and this kind of weather really knocks me down. But we usually get a week or two of warm sunshiny days before that other season of the year arrives. And that truly can be a wonderful time. Getting out on a sunny day, walking through the leaves as they crunch under foot. Listening to the blue jays calling to each other and the chickadees singing their name so cheerfully. Birds busy at the feeders, like this morning. There are so many purple finches out there that the feeders are full and many more birds are lined up on the railing of the deck and on the poles holding the feeders waiting their turn to get some seeds.
Too cool and wet for me to stay outside this morning so I stand at the window and watch. Oddly, Jasper and the chipmunks have not been around yet. The crows are sitting impatiently in the trees waiting for food to appear which won’t happen today. My gulls are all gone now so no more food goes out. The crows will have to learn to eat natural food like all good crows should. I’m hoping they will disappear after a while, but it won’t happen quickly. They will likely become more of a pest to the smaller birds for a few days until they finally realize that the free food has gone. Then they will go somewhere else. Hopefully. We’ll see if my plan works. It’s not supposed to rain tomorrow so perhaps I can start changing my bird feeders so they will be legal. Have to make a couple new feeders first, then put them in place next week. That’s plan two.
The featured image above is another view along the river from 2 weeks ago. The flower above is a nice golden orange marigold, very bright and cheerful for a rainy day. I hope you all have a most wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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