Monday, May 10, 2010

Freezing Cold

It got down to 21 last night. I don't know if that is a record for May but it is the coldest I remember. The hummingbird feeders were actually frozen solid this morning. The hummingbirds have been slow arriving this year nearly a week behind. Could it be they knew about this cold weather and opted to wait? I hope that is the case. We have seen very few of them so far. One female showed up yesterday and only a couple males are here far behind our usual. We should know by the end of the month if something more sinister has happened to the birds this year. All we can do is wait.
Another bird that seems to have an amazing sense of when to show its face is the Turkey. They are everywhere until the hunters show up then they disappear. They even seem to know what time of day the hunters can't hunt. I saw two nice gobblers yesterday after twelve and often see them in the afternoon. Maybe they have watches.
The strange Spring continues with the early temperatures of 80's and now it seems we are back to winter. Well, got to put another log on the fire...the dogs are cold. Mountain girl, Paula, logging off.

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