Coffee At Steve’s Country #64. Feeling Like Spring.

Good morning and Happy Friday to all of you! The coffee is ready and waiting, just help yourself and relax with us for awhile. It’s really quite beautiful these days, this morning it’s 25F (-4C) once again, a nice mild temp to begin the day. And it’s sunny with the birds sounding very much spring like with their songs and calls to each other. All of our area crows arrived back from the south yesterday so they have been calling back and forth to each other. Not too many people like crows, but they are usually the first sign of spring and our first returning birds each year. For that reason it’s nice to hear them back again. But I realize they can become a pest after awhile, though I have only had that problem once and that was last year. Our regular crow didn’t return last year so that left this an empty territory which was used by a number of non breeding crows, 17 to be exact, and they did become a pest scaring away other birds and taking all the food.

One of my deer friends along the path.

Usually the next to return are the eagles, even though many stay here all winter, most head south and they always return in March. After that the gulls return and when that happens we know that the worst of winter is past. Though it can still get cold and snowy after the gulls come back, it doesn’t last. However, this warm weather isn’t supposed to last either, only until Tuesday, then it gets cold again for awhile. But that’s kind of normal for us too. Sigh. I went for a walk to the river yesterday, it was just so beautiful down there. But getting there was treacherous in places. The hills were solid ice. With all the trees the sun can’t get in there to melt that snow. It was melting that one day with the strong wind blowing through the trees, but then it froze again, and it has stayed frozen in those areas.

This tree is right at the top of the hill, a person would get a fantastic view of the area from up there.

I had to go off the path to walk and that wasn’t easy walking either. While I was sitting on the bench by the river a young woman came along with her small dog, he came to me right away for some attention. I meet this woman quite frequently on the path so she sat down to talk for awhile. She also mentioned how bad the path was right now and she went off the path in a couple places as well to walk by the ice. We enjoyed the view and talked for about 15 minutes before she continued walking. She went along a section of the path I wouldn’t want to attempt just yet. I had looked at it earlier and decided it was too risky. I hope you have a very enjoyable day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

17 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #64. Feeling Like Spring.

  1. Wow ! Beautiful β€œspring pic” Steve ! However , even in spring we can get snow ! Not that it stays and soon melts…usually, that is….have a fun day ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜€

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    • Thanks! Yes, it’s supposed to get cold again next week, this is just a preliminary to spring, but it sure feels good anyway. I just hope winter doesn’t hit us too much now. Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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      • Well, it depends on the spring, usually it melts fast at the beginning then some cooler weather comes and slows things down.
        Yes, that is a red pine, somewhere between 100 and 120 feet tall.

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    • Yes, it is nice, mostly these days it’s hard to get someone to say “hi” when I say it to them as we pass along the path, even before the pandemic. But there are still some people who enjoy a short chat. Yes, I’m not taking chances out walking anymore. One serious accident is enough for me. I don’t want that again.

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      • that’s a shame people are not more friendly, even a simple acknowledgement would be nice. But maybe if they are walking on a path through the woods, they’ve got some things on their mind that they are trying to process. I can understand the caution…

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      • Yes, how hard is it to say “hi”. At one time, not long ago either, everyone would say hi and even mention something like “nice day” or “cold today isn’t it?” But then things changed, and it seemed to affect everyone. One of my followers from Europe said the same thing recently. I wonder sometimes if it has to do with our attachment to our “devices” and things like social media. But that’s just me, I have crazy thoughts sometimes.😁

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