Monday, March 26, 2007

Outdoor Observations


Today was another very lovely day here. The temperature reached the high 70's according to my outside thermometer. I spent as much time as possible outside just enjoying it while I could.

After a dinner of meatloaf, baked potato and green beans, I grabbed my after dinner french vanilla flavored coffee and headed out to the back yard to catch a few more rays of sunshine before the sun sets and enjoy the bird sightings and peacefulness.

I love to watch birds. We have a pair of red-headed wood peckers that seem to have set a nest up in one of the hollow trees in the small wooded area behind our yard. The male was hopping around the tree in what looked like some kind of a dance, but I suspect he was gathering bugs to feed the female who stayed inside the tree where I suspect their nest to be. He would return to the hole every so often and stick his head partially in the hole and remain there a few minutes and then begin his 'dance' once again. I guess it's probably rather mundane musings to most of you, but I find it fascinating to watch them unobserved. They are not close enough for me to take a picture and my digital doesn't have any zoom control on it. It's a starter digital, and I now think I am going to need to upgrade just for this reason. Since my camera isn't capable of photographing them so far away, this picture is one I found on the web but it looks almost exactly like the ones in the wooded area.

I also saw several blue jays and there are two sets of cardinals living in this same wooded area. There were a zillion robins out there searching for worms in the yard and some of them were even brave enough to come within a couple feet of where the dog was sitting doing what she does best......keeping a watchful eye on her boundries!

The weather tomorrow is supposed to turn much cooler and they are predicting rain showers and thundershowers for the rest of the week. Oh well, I am grateful for the last two beautiful days that assure me that spring is eternal and will arrive as it always does.....in it's own good time!

8 comments:

The Editor said...

I love to watch the birds. Yesterday on the fence in my backyard sat three doves. I wondered if they had made Sunday plans to sit on the fence. LOL I mean three is an odd crowd you know. Anyway, we've had highs in the 80's. This morning the temp in my apartment was 78. I'm breaking out the fan cause I refuse to run my ac in March. LOL I'm stubborn. ;)

Hugs!

JD's Rose said...

Enjoy the little things in life...

xxx

Slick said...

Nothing like great weather to lift a person's spirit up a little.

Get the most out it I-Mom :)

clew said...

Incrediboy and I love to watch the birds too! :) Unfortunately, the resident bird dog explodes with a BOOROOROO and a dive at the window every time he sees them too so they aren't visiting for long - LOL!

Things are slowing down a bit - hope to be back to blogging maybe next week :) - Hope you're doing well! Miss ya!

Is there any cake left? ;)

Rebecca said...

Hey Martie! Spring is hopefully afoot for real this time!!!!

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. :)

Renee said...

First of all, I'd like a plate of your dinner, please. It made me salivate just thinking about it.
I like woodpeckers too. I love the sound; is that normal?

ame said...

wow - that sounds so beautiful! i'm locked in a neighborhood in suburbia with almost zero lot lines and get to enjoy either my wood fence or the view of any number of houses as i peer above the fence or from anywhere in my house. not so pretty.

Smalltown RN said...

Oh that sounds so lovely and peaceful...I love watching birds...and love to photograph them...I try and keep my camera in my car at all times...for those just in case moments....

Cheers my friend...