Thursday, March 26, 2015

GLOOMY GRUMBLES

Another rainy, cloudy, chilly, gloomy day. Where'd that nice early-spring weather go? I'm eager to get started on various remodeling projects, and this isn't the sort of weather I want to see since—even though I'm working inside—my sawing and painting requires at least dry outdoor conditions. Temperatures above freezing wouldn't hurt, either. 

Even the birds seem a little depressed. A robin has been hanging around the dooryard all morning…not feeding, mind you, either on the food I've put out, or whatever tasty tidbit can be found with a bit of scratching nearby. Instead, Mr. Redbreast has just been moping about, alternating his loitering between various rocks and limbs and stumps.

The usually cheery chickadees are equally lackadaisical. The red birds have lost their whistles. And the kingfisher who decided to perch on a limb overlooking the river simply sat there in what appeared to be a feathered funk—not scanning the water below for vulnerable minnows, just hunkering darkly, like a stranded commuter waiting for a long-overdue bus.

Guess it's just that sort of day…       

6 comments:

Scott said...

So true, Grizz. The birds reflect my feelings about this late, dismal spring, too. However, on Tuesday, we heard our first Phoebes of the year, so I think better weather is on the way.

Grizz………… said...

Scott…

Funny you should mention phoebes…one appeared briefly on my windowsill late yesterday afternoon, and not more than five minutes ago I just saw another (or the same bird) in the dooryard hackberry. Haven't heard a call yet, though.

It's 19˚F here, but supposed to warm up tomorrow. So the prophets claim…

Gail said...

Hi Grizz - Winter is hanging on here as well. It is snowing today - a light fall which will cover the grassy surfaces with an inch or two. We are tucked in with music playing, drinking coffee and just 'being' home together - glorious.
Stay warm and snuggle up
Love Gail
peace.....

Grizz………… said...

Gail...

Another cold night here, too. Plus I managed to get sick a couple of days ago, flu or something nastily similar. Been feeling somewhere between awful and dreadful, with 20 minute respites every few hours where I improve to feeling merely really bad. I'm enjoying one now, which is why I'm answering your comment. Otherwise, I'm doing a pretty good imitation of a badly wilted vegetable.

Hey, didn't you have surgery recently? If so, how are you getting along? (Or did I just dream up the whole deal?)

Gail said...

HI GRIZZ - sorry to hear you are battling the flu and feeling dreadful. All the more reason to stay warm and snugly by the hearth fire. Surgery? Me? Nope - thank God, no. You must have dreamt it. Phew... Fee
l Better
Love Gail
peace.....

Grizz………… said...

Gail....

Glad to hear I'm just losing my mind re. surgery. Wish I was just dreaming up how bad I feel. I hate being sick. šŸ˜Ÿ