Good morning and Happy New Year everyone!! The coffee is ready so help yourself and join Muffin and I for a few minutes to relax a bit! Muffin is bouncing with excitement this morning, and I mean she really is! Plus she keeps looking over to the door waiting for you all to arrive. It is heavy clouds again, but mild, with a temp of 20F (-7C) which is fantastic for us on January 1st. It has been mild like this many times over the years, but still not normal for us. A normal temp would be closer to -20F (-29C) and one time I can remember it being -54F (-48C) on New Year’s day. We had about the same amount of snow as we have now that day and I went out for a nice long walk. Nearly froze too. Oh well. I used to do strange things at one time. But that wasn’t the coldest day I went for a walk.
The birds are slow waking up today, so far I have only seen the chickadees and a couple of blue jays. Plus I notice that Jasper is running away with a peanut. Hmm, the redpolls have just arrived, not too many yet but hopefully all of them will be here soon. There was around 40 of them yesterday. I was never able to count above 32, but I know there was still more in the trees when those at the feeder flew, scared by something that wasn’t. They are nervous little birds and tend to fly at the slightest movement. Well, here we are, 2021. A new year. A new start. A new beginning. Which is why I chose these particular pics today as they represent a new beginning. We can all do our part to make this a great year, or a terrible year. The choice is ours. Don’t sit back and mumble and grumble because things are bad. Take time each day to look at all the good things in your life. Then choose to go out into the day with a smile and a good attitude.
The evening grosbeaks have just arrived, those bright yellow birds are fantastic. I know, I have said it before and I will likely say it again. That’s me. My daily coffee post, with slight name change, will continue to be here. My Investigations story will be back as well, on Mon, Wed., and Friday. There will be a slight name change there also. My posts, Little Things and Art In Nature will be on Tuesday each week, but will be on alternate weeks. My Country Cabin Journal will be on Thursday each week, and perhaps on Saturday at times.
Other things will get tossed in here and there, like awards, DIY posts, poems and other misc posts, since those things don’t show up very often. Several will fall under the title, Steve’s Fun Stuff, such as part 2 of our games post. Almost forgot (Muffin is sitting here looking at me with eyes half closed, which does not mean she’s tired), Muffin’s Mewsings will be here on Sundays. Whew, that was close. Hmm, this got a little long this morning, sorry about that. We hope that you will continue to enjoy coming to read whichever is your favorite post of the day! I really do hope that you all have a fantastic year with many blessings and much joy! God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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