Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday as well! Coffee is ready, just help yourself and relax with Muffin and I for a few minutes. It’s a beautiful sunny spring morning, with a temp of 23F (-5C). However, it isn’t quite spring yet, this weather is giving us a taste of spring to come, but colder weather is returning next week and is supposed to hang around for another couple weeks after it arrives. Actually, it’s supposed to be up and down temps until at least mid April. However, the forecaster said they really were not sure how things were going to work out for our spring.
That was after spending 10 minutes telling us the spring forecast. He could have saved 10 minutes by just saying that one sentence at the beginning. But I guess people wouldn’t have liked that too much. But at least he was being honest. Trying to forecast spring up here in the north is not an easy thing to do sometimes. There doesn’t seem to be any particular pattern. Except that for the last 20 years it has been getting colder and later. The birds are sure busy this morning, though none showed up very early. Jasper and Sylvie were here too, but have now gone again. They didn’t run quite so much through the trees this morning, but that might come later. Poor Jasper. But he has to stay in shape. Although if he gets too tired out, he won’t be able to chase the chipmunks. I’m sure they won’t mind however. I wonder when the chipmunks will start to show up? It’s warm enough for them now, but hopefully they won’t come out just yet. They would just have to go back into hiding if it gets colder again.
I’m almost expecting Coffee to show up though, he got a late start gathering food, so he might run out sooner than the others. I will have to keep watching for him. Look at that, some starlings have shown up this morning. Not a very popular bird with most people, just listed by people as another “blackbird”, but they are quite fun and comical to watch. And if you get to see them up close and in the sun, they are amazingly colorful birds. I’m back. I tried for a picture, but they flew as soon as I opened the door, happens every time. I still don’t have a picture of one. Maybe this year. I need to be outside when they show up, then I will have a chance. The challenge continues. Sometimes the most common birds can be the most difficult. Or maybe it’s just me. Oh well, one day. Always an extra challenge, which is nice. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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