4:30 AM is ear-ly. E.A.R.L.Y.
4:30 AM is a time that no one should be familiar with (new moms and dads included; babies should be born with the ability to sleep through the night)
Yet, this morning, I was awake and making coffee at that time. All to teach 11 lucky students about birds.
See that yellow bill? This is a crazy secretive bird called a Sora (props to Janet and her dog named Sora). I’ve seen only a few in my lifetime and we saw one this morning. We didn’t see one at all in the entire month-long class last May either.
There are two students in class who have these BOMBER cameras and got some great shots of this Sora and also of another great, first time in this class bird, the Eared Grebe.
We saw 25 species of birds in less than 2 FREEZING COLD hours. It was worth it, but I was chilled to the bone. Luckily, the temperature was near 80 by noon.
Now, however? The temperature is rapidly falling, the sun is behind the clouds, the wind has picked up, and the weathermen are talking about SNOW.
luckily I got some quality garden time in yesterday, because things aren’t looking very sunny for the next…..oh, week or so.
There aren’t words in the English language to express my feelings about this weather. Not a single word. I can think of a few that come close though. None appropriate for this blog.
Happy thoughts, Katie. Happy thoughts….
Remember when I said that I had peonies coming in? I was wrong. But, I do have CROCUS!
I’m a vegetable gardener remember. A crappy one, but one nonetheless.
Speaking of, I’m going to head out for a few minutes while I still can right now. Even though I just want to crawl in bed and sleep the day away. It’s only 2:45 and I’ve already been awake for 10 hours. <– That’s just wrong.
Before I forget, can you all do me a really quick favor and go vote for my Morel-Veggie Bake recipe? There’s a big fat bag of mushrooms on the line, and I WANT.
Does anyone have a sob story to tell me that will make me feel better about this weather? Have you seen any cool birds lately or ever?