|EVEN THIS ROBIN HAD SOME GRAUPEL ON HIM THIS MORNING|
Thanks to all readers for your continuing support and reassurances. Every time over the years I have lost confidence in myself and stumbled along the way with my blog you have always come to my rescue propping me up and setting me off in the right direction down the trail again. You are good people and I thank you:))
|LOOKS LIKE WINTER IS ATTEMPTING TO RETURN TO OUR FRONT YARD|
|AND THIS RHODODENDRON DOESN'T LIKE IT ONE BIT|
|A BIT OF SNOW ISN'T BOTHERING THIS HARDY MOURNING DOVE|
|EVEN THE DARK WATERS OF LAKE HURON WERE LOOKING EXTRA COLD TODAY|
The bulk of the current snowstorm south of us moving east mainly missed us but left our area with below-freezing temperatures first thing this morning and later a light dusting of snow. It's a good thing we are on the upswing of April and not the downswing of November.
|A LITE DUSTING OF SNOW IN OUR PARK|
|THIS KINDA LOOKS LIKE A CONTRAST OF SEASONS|
|WE CALL THIS 'STOP AND SNIFF'|
|THOSE PURPLE FLOWERS ARE PERIWINKLE|
|IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU CAN SEE IT'S GRAUPEL AND NOT SNOWFLAKES|
Dressed in my winter attire and with the Jeep's heater going and windows up Pheebs and wandered around one of our usual routes south of Bayfield. Checked the Eagles nest on Blue Bluff Road and did a short walk at the Linfield Wildlife Area on Pavilion Road. A cold northerly wind made it too cold to be enjoyable so we weren't long piling back into the Jeep and heading for home.
|GETTING HER NOSE RIGHT INTO SOME GROOVY GROUND SMELLS|
|ON THE TRAIL TO THE PARK'S POND|
|I THINK THESE MIGHT BE CALLED 'HORNPIPES' AND THEY ARE ABOUT 6 TO 8 INCHES TALL|
|OUR PARK'S POND WATER LEVEL IS HIGH AND WILL PROBABLY KILL THIS PATCH OF BAMBOO GRASS I PLANTED ON THE BANK A FEW YEARS AGO|
|ON THE HOMESTRETCH PATH TO OUR HOUSE|
|OUR RHODODENDRONS WERE FEELING MUCH BETTER THIS AFTERNOON|
Up until a week ago I thought I was 76 but Kelly said 'no' you are 77. She made me count the years out on my fingers. (quite a feat for a severely math-challenged fella like myself) Why is it some women always have to be so darn right about everything anyway!!
|STANDING QUIETLY LISTENING FOR WORMS|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Texan was taking a taxi tour of London and was in a hurry. As they went by the Tower of London the cab driver explained what it was and that construction of it started in 1346 and was completed in 1412. The Texan replied, "Shoot, a little old tower like that? In Houston we'd have that thing up in two weeks!" Next they passed the House of Parliament - started in 1544 and completed in 1618. "Well, we put up a bigger one than that in Dallas and it only took a year!" As they passed Westminster Abbey the cab driver was silent. "Whoah! What's that over there?" asked the Texan. The driver replied, "I don't know, it wasn't there yesterday."