Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Day 103 - 12th April 2017 - Red Wing Blackbird, Canada Geese and White Breasted Nuthatch

I do believe we've gone right into summer or at least the temperatures and sun felt like that on Tuesday. Was nice to enjoy lunch on the deck and do some digging in one of the flower beds. We haven't built a fire in the furnace for a couple of days now -that's a good thing too. Might still be a few damp days we'll want one. Today would have been Grandmother's 99th Birthday - she passed away shortly after her 90th, leaving a full life behind her. The best gift she ever gave me were her journals - memories and reminders of what each season was like, weather and the local comings and goings of family and friends.
Grandmother's Journal:
13 April 1977 - Cold overnight. Everything white this morning. I left 20 to 8 o'clock in town at 8:25. Roads - bad, rough. Home just after 2 o'clock. Worked trying to get cleaned up and settled in. Still much to do. Bob getting ground ready for trees.
14 April 1977 - Swallows! Suppose to rain. Bob went to town with me. Came out fine. North westerly winds, cold. Bob had another shot in his arm. Hope it does the trick. Bob thought he heard Swallows today, couldn't see them.
Female Red Wing Blackbird - another spring arrival.

Five Canada Geese - regular visitors lately - love the way they can twist and turn their necks to reach whatever spot they need to preen.

Lots of White Breasted Nuthatches around these days.

Enjoy your day!

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