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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Birds

Today, Wednesday,  when I was doing dishes, I glanced out the kitchen window. A robin was picking berries from the Cherry Laurel in which it landed. Actually, there were two dozen robins, male and female.  A blue jay landed in the same tree and looked at me, watching me for a while. Finally, it went to talk with blue jay friends nearby.

Shortly afterwards, I went from the kitchen to the den and saw on the other side of the house cardinals in a tree along with woodpeckers. The cardinals+ didn't surprise me, but I don't recall seeing the others in winter.

Just before that was a murmuration of starlings from several yards on the street. The sound startled me before I saw the birds rise up as one.

It was the wrong time of day for the tiny birds. They flit about by the dozens, so cute.

I feel bad that my chickens are prisoners, never being able to go out into the grass. They should be almost as free as the birds in the trees. Of course, when they have been free lately, they die. There is a predator hiding in the brush. Until the brush is eradicated, they stay locked up or I sit with them.

And my car will not be ready until tomorrow afternoon. I don't think replacing the fuel filter should take so long.

The highs will be in 60s soon. It looks like I can wear sandals this weekend.  The Alabama peach crop will suffer if we don't get more cold hours.

Your turn
Are you seeing birds out of season? Whatever your weather, is it going to be unseasonably warm this weekend where you live?

8 comments:

  1. It was so hot here in North Florida on new years that I was sweating in a long skirt. Now I'm wearing a scarf, hat and sweater in my house. Damn you unpredictable weather, pick a side ;)

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    1. I like that--"pick a side." Tonight, I am by turns overly warm and cold. I have been throwing the covers off and then pulling them back onto me.

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  2. It is going to be HOT here this weekend. It is perfectly seasonable (sigh) but not welcomed by me.

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    1. EC,
      At least warm/seasonable is more usual for you at this time of year. I don't envy your type of warm. EVER.

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  3. THis yoyo weather we are having is killing my sinuses. Warm up or get cold but this constant change is about to do me in. Anyone know how to get rid of a 2,000 pound head?

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    1. Anne,
      Add in earaches for me! I just keep taking pseudoephedrine. Unfortunately, this is not good for my lungs either, so a dose of Mucinex, generic, is on the menu.

      Maybe the weather gods will listen.

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  4. quite the contrary here; it is cold/rainy and quite like the pacific northwest. The AZ folks are cranky for it.

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    1. Urs-spo,
      Ugh, anything but rain. Those AZ folk are wishing for rain. Have some of mine!

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