Spring returns after cold spell

We had about 12 days of spring in mid March, then just as Easter weekend approcached,  five days of sub freezing weather and freezing rain, IT'S NOW SPRING AGAIN,   "HIP  ip, HooRAY!   I've spent the last five days in mini-hybernation. covered...

Because the March lion

I reposted this because I like it ane March has brought about many changs this season.  Snowstorms and early signs of spring.  This just says it all to me.

WHEN ONE IS RETIRED...

...the end or beginning of a new month is very important to us.  The first few days of a month whip buy us like a brushfire in a tornado/  but the last 10 days of the month drag and drag and drag on.   Hurry April/ I'm getting hungry!!!

I Love Being the Expert in any field

      Well maybe not an expert but more than just a gifted amateur.  The subject is the Piliated Woodpecker. In two weeks I have learned some of his language,  I know his cat warnings from his impessions of a human.  I know him in bounding...

A Butterfly, another first fo this year.

As Spring gets closee, I saw my first butterfly of th year.  He wss white and was searching around my jasmine plant,  no flowers there yet,  a month or two away,  But he kept up his sarcarch.   He was about 40 to 50 percent of the size of a full grown...

My Lyrics: Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

When I've foggotten the lyrics of a song I just make them up as I go along.    "Hand me down my walking cane,  Hand me down my walking cane, Hand me down my walking cane, gotta get to heaven before it rains So hand me down, Hand me down,...

What a Glorious Day Was Sunday

The next week will see Spring officialy here, But Sunday was more than just a promise, it was a true preview of things coming.  It was neaerly 70 befire the first hint of dawn and hoveed in the low 70s all day..  I spint the day sunning myself, with...

CAN THE BAD GUY BE GOOD???

By their fruits shall ye know them.  HUH???  Putin is on th right side?   Now this report has been out two or three months and I'm just now getting wind of it.  Stumbled across it on youtube.   https://youtu.be/O8iEqQQKpNE   Let me...

Bird Callers, HELP!!!

Now don't get me wroing,  There are very few bird calls I rcognize.  But this one is driving me bonkers.   It starts with a four note down slide.  It seems to say  "Noww,  Noww."  and then followe with.  "cheap, cheap. cheep,"  all one note,   ...

I NEED A STORY SPOILER...

I just watched Robin Williams in his last movie "The Big White."  I've watched it through twice now and still don't know what it was about,  This would be a great time for a story spoilerto come along and spoil this movie for me,  If not, I'll go to...

"the Grass is Always Greener Over the Sepetic Tank"

Erma Bombech once,famously said.  Nowhere is that more seriously underscored than in my little neighborhood.  All our lawn grass is yellowstraw colored exceot for the patches over the septic tanks. There the grass now is verdant green and stands five...

WARMING TREND

The windows are open. The house is airing out, The temp is 67 degrees.  I took a walk around outside and my COPD didn't botehr me,, In fact i haven't thought of it for several days, Something else I haven't thought of either;  Smoking cigarettes or...

ANY DAY NOW...

I'll stop this nonsnese of saying to my self. "if this were REAL TIME. it would only be 9:30. pm.   It is stupid and unncecessary,   I remember durijng th world war two era all the frrmers had to keep two watches going for the whole three or...

Doctor's and Meical Tests day... yishhh!

Of course for a few hours I relived my old military service days,  HURRY UP AND WAIT ... in crowded waiting rooms full of people with catastrophic illneses, caughing at you.   Some of the patinets do not look human.  They may be reptilians from...

ANOTHER DAWN WITHOUT NEW SNOW

Still a lot on the ground, despite yesterdays warm rain.  The weatherman says don't put the snow shovel away yet.  Wednesday night or Thursday morning...  MORE SNOW.   I don't care.  It's that time of year when spring is almost in the air and...