Good morning everyone! I hope that you are all feeling well and having a great start to your day! It’s cold and wet here again this morning. We receive another inch (2.5cm) of rain overnight, seems we are getting that much rain nearly every night lately. We did need some rain, though we are now a bit soggy from all this rain. But it works that way quite often. However, it also dries out fast too since we don’t have much soil in most places. That cold wind is still howling out there too. And it’s from the south, which usually brings warmer weather to us.
Not this time though. It’s going to be even colder tomorrow. But Sunday and Monday are supposed to be nice, then back to cold. The birds were a bit late showing up this morning, it didn’t get light very early with these heavy clouds. The juncos were first as usual, they normally show up while it is just barely getting light. Chickadees are second, then it’s either the nuthatches or blue jays that will be third showing up. The evening grosbeaks are here too, a bit earlier than usual. It’s always nice to hear their cheerful chirping out there.
The white-throated sparrows have gone now and soon the juncos will also leave us. There was still one grackle here yesterday for a while, but I haven’t seen it this morning yet. But he won’t be staying around much longer either. And of course the chipmunks are gone and won’t be coming out of their little homes until spring, about 6 months from now. Seems like such a long time. Probably because it is a long time. I’m kind of surprised that Jasper hasn’t decided to come back and make this his home again. He does visit the odd time, but never stays long. So strange really.
But I guess he likes his new home and doesn’t want to move again. That’s understandable. Moving isn’t really a lot of fun. I used to enjoy it at one time. It was exciting moving to a new location, being in a new apartment. It’s not so exciting anymore. All that packing. And unpacking. I have a lot of stuff. Though I have gotten rid of 75% of the stuff I had 11 years ago. I tend to move a fair bit. But only 4 times in the last 11 years. That’s not so bad. At one time I moved, on average, every 14 months. So I can understand why Jasper wouldn’t want to move again. Oh well. Time to put out more food for the birds. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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