Spring Solitude. #4

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.

The path past where I normally sit on the bench.

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.

The area around where I sit by the river.

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.

Looking up river, past where I normally sit.

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.

A beautiful higher spot to sit and look at the river below.

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)

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

23 Comments on “Spring Solitude. #4

  1. Steve, your summer will come speedily! The snow will melt quickly and the flowers will pop out. We have enjoyed above freezing temperatures even at night for about 5 days and it is amazing how much the huge piles of snow are diminishing. Of course areas are flooding because the ground is frozen. The rivers are still filled with ice but we will experience breakup. It will be in May but we go suddenly from winter to summer. Love the 24 hours of daylight that will be here soon.๐Ÿ˜Š Happy weekend!

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    • Yep, summer will get here, now on top of all the rain we are getting it is supposed to snow again overnight, depending just how cold it gets will determine how much stays on the ground, could be as much as 4 inches again. Oh well, this coming week we will have temps getting in the 60s with sun so that will melt any leftover snow and help to dry things out a bit. Have a great weekend too!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜บโ˜”

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  2. Snowing ? I hope we do not get it ! Lots of rain though and flooding in some areas…we are fine …like the trees and river scenes…have a good night ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜”๏ธโ›ˆ๐Ÿ˜ด

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    • Mostly rain today, but we did get some flurries. But we are supposed to get up to 4 inches tonight. You might also! Have a good night!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ดโ˜”โ˜”


  3. Good Morning Uncle Steve, I’m now at mid day, sun is reckless ๐Ÿ™„ it’s HOT. Hope your place gets some heat too, I’m sending away the sum, not sure why it refuse to show up around your place ๐Ÿ˜‰ hope all the bright places comes to light again snow free and hot this MAY. Enjoy your spring solitude ๐Ÿค—Have a nice day โœจ

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    • Good morning Simon! It was 3C today and rain, not very warm for May 1. Oh well, warmer and sunny weather coming this week!๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž So maybe our snow will finally disappear for us.๐Ÿ˜ I hope so.๐Ÿ™„ Apparently this is the latest spring in more than 40 years!๐Ÿ˜ฎ I hope our summer is nice and hot this year. Have a great Monday!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒž


      • Oh the weather predicted same here, a hotter week ๐Ÿ™„ Time for a chicken barbeque ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜„ planning for this weekend, let’s see what my kids planned for me ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. The climate changes rapidly and are close to our own species extinction ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” do bitcoin exist If we go mars๐Ÿคช vacumn space they say, in that case are we also empty ๐Ÿ˜… I’m sure my head is empty ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ It was a hectic Monday ๐Ÿ˜‹ looking forward to Saturday ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ Wish tomorrow is Saturday .. good night ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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      • Good morning!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž Yes, it was a hectic Monday here for me too. I am just back on since early this morning.๐Ÿ™„ Too busy, too much that is not good. Oh my, hopefully tomorrow is better for both of us!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป Oops, you’re already in tomorrow, is it a better day?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น


      • It’s better in some way, shopping and tired, didn’t go to office had to shop a lot today and I’m very tired ๐Ÿคฃ. It’s better I sleep now, kids are keeping us awake ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคช they are super active and I’m just the opposite now ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…. Hope your day began fine today, is it better today ? ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Today is a great day! Sunny and 5C already! Going up to 10C today, YAY!๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž More pics, more pics!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒž That’s so nice the kids are wanting to play with you at night. Hope you are having fun!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•


      • yay!!! that sounds lovely… and warmly ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸฅฐโœŒ๏ธ … Kids wants to play ๐Ÿคช I’m happy, but i have work to go ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ they choose wrong time to play ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… I’m having fun ๐Ÿคฃ


  4. I hope the snow melts quickly and warmer weather comes your way. Stay warm, Steve and Muffin. โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ป

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