Category Archives: Spring
While strolling out to get the newspaper, I was impressed with how much dew was on the grass and how the morning sunlight was reflecting on it. It almost looks like frost! While it was somewhat a cooler morning compared to late thanks to yesterday’s cold front, it was by no means cool or anywhere near frosty conditions. The rain from the weak thunderstorm yesterday helped increase the ground moisture.
A team of tree trimmers has been in the area for a couple of weeks now trimming trees around power lines. This of course is a good thing to keep electricity flowing during storms. But I was surprised to see them pull up in front of my house. Why? My electric service is underground! I soon realized they wanted to take advantage of the fine shade my maple and oak trees provide on the front lawn. I didn’t mind as long as they keep their chain saws in the truck!
I think it a little ironic they are benefiting from something they take away from some other people’s lawns…
Since the Robin’s nest story didn’t end on a positive note (for the robin) I have another addition to the property. I think these are finches.
There are two very interesting facts with this nest. The first is this is the third year in a row that either these birds or descendants, have built there nest in the same exact location!
Yep that’s right in a hanging basket on my front porch that is *not* there year round!
Another interesting fact is this next was built in record time. I think it was a day! Yes they are small birds but I think more than two of them were at work. I guess it takes a village…
Severe thunderstorms passed through last night after 9pm. They were not in the forecast too much before dinner time.
I managed to catch a nice picture of a lightening bolt that was about 2.5 miles away from my house to the south.
The severe thunderstorm also managed to drop pea sized hail near the beginning of the storm