Good morning on this rainy Saturday! It does have that spring fresh scent outside today which is so nice. But here we are, the last day of April. There are still lots of winter birds around yet, notably redpolls which number around 40 this morning. And there is still snow, lots of it. As I look out my windows most of what I see on the ground is snow, not much actual ground showing.
There is a lot of ground showing in other areas that get more sun, but not right here. But this coming week it is supposed to warm up considerably so the snow should finally disappear. Speaking of snow, it is supposed to snow again later today, tonight and tomorrow. Seems it is not warming up as much as was originally forecast, so all that rain is turning white instead.
We did get a lot of rain last night though. Speaking of snow, it is snowing right now. A fitting way to end the month I suppose. Spring. We are not really going to get much spring this year, but that is okay, just go right into summer is fine with me. Though I do like spring, actually I thoroughly enjoy spring. All the new growth just getting started. The first flowers of the year.
Butterflies waking up and fluttering about. Birds returning from the south and bringing with them a beautiful chorus of songs. Walks to the river. Watching the ducks, loons, pelicans down at the river floating along on the water or flying low over the water. Just sitting on the rocks watching the water flowing past with all of it’s swirls and bubbles.
I can just feel it now, a warm sunny day at the river, soaking in that sunshine. Walking along the river under a canopy of pines with that soft spongy layer of pine needles beneath my feet. Talking with my friendly squirrel. Taking pictures of new mushrooms that have just recently popped out of the ground. The whole experience is just beautiful. Spring solitude. A wonderful time indeed. Well, thank you for stopping by today, I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)
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