Good morning everyone! The coffee is hot so just help yourself to a cup and relax for a few minutes. It’s another beautiful start to the day, we are really getting spoiled with this early look at spring weather. But it sure is nice so I won’t complain about it. And today we have a strong south wind to really help melt that snow a little faster. I’m a little earlier today so that means I’m a bit earlier than the birds even though it is daylight already. But they don’t have to get at the food quite so quickly now with the warmer weather, they can take their time, perhaps sleep in a bit, or whatever else they do before coming here for their breakfast.
I spent time just sitting on the deck yesterday afternoon enjoying the warm sunshine. And it does get quite a bit warmer on my deck than elsewhere. The wall of the house really radiates the heat and with no wind it can be several degrees warmer on my deck than the actual temperature. This weather could start waking up some of our sleeping critters. Yesterday morning I could very strongly smell the skunk, so they are now awake again. I’m sure the raccoons won’t be far behind, which will mean I will have to start bringing the bird feeders in at night again too. I should probably start doing it before they show up and break something.
They have broken more than enough of my hanging bird feeders the last 5 years. If they wouldn’t break the feeders I wouldn’t mind having them around. Muffin was scared of them at first, but not anymore. When she fought that one through the window and he fell over backwards onto the deck, it gave her renewed courage. I wonder what she really thinks of them? Perhaps thinking they are long haired cats? She wouldn’t actually want to meet up with one though, those critters can fight when they need to. Usually they prefer to just leave. To be honest, I’m surprised they haven’t been around yet. Then, of course, there’s the guy with the black fur coat. But we won’t talk about him right now. I hope you all have a nice sunny Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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