In The Morning
As I sit in the kitchen rocker drinking a cup of coffee and looking out the window I realize how much I have missed. And it's not even seven o'clock yet. The morning flights of hummingbirds have quickly dwindled the feeder of sugar water. I notice the woodpeckers have eliminated the suet. I mentally make a note to put out more of both. Rose Breasted Grosbeaks and Baltimore Orioles are in need of more grape jelly. (Another note). The House Finches, Chickadees, Red Wing Blackbirds, Morning Doves, and American Goldfinch are down to the last of the sunflower seeds. (And the list continues). The nests of Robins situated on perches at the front of the chicken house and one in the tool shed are full of babies waiting to eat as their parents search for food in the thick, dewy grass. The Swallows fly about and land on the posts near their nesting box at the corner of the goat yard. I look out to see where Glory and Apache are eating and a swan flys along the lagoon taking to the sky. Miss Kitty comes around the corner of the rabbitry to go inside; hopefully after catching a vole. Rooster and his Ladies are at the gate waiting for me to let them go in search of bugs throughout the yard and pastures. My list of things to do grows with each passing minute and I may be ready for a nap already, but I wouldn't trade this morning for anything.
Spring Is Here!
No kidding! Spring usually arrives sometime after winter. However, this year spring wasn't so quick in showing itself. John & I went to Florida at the end of March for four weeks. We literally stepped into summer with 90 degree days, and sun that could roast a person's skin in ten minutes or less. When we arrived back in Michigan at the end of April we found winter still had a very good grasp of the weather situation. Now, here in the middle of May things are beginning to bloom or leaf out. We had 80+ degree weather over the last two days with today rainy and chilly. The garden is planted, but I still keep a lookout for freezing temps so I can cover the plants. May is my favorite month. I wish it would last longer than a few days.