Thursday, April 14, 2016
Thursday's a Go........
I have an action shot that I didn't plan to have. The blackbirds have not migrated on yet. They have been hanging around for a long time. I kept thinking they were red winged black birds because of the sounds they make. I looked up the sounds of the black bird and they sound just the same.
They are not bad birds, they just seem to be hanging around way too long. When they hit the feeder all other birds must leave.
I will still put out some seed during the day but I really think they should head to the timbers or go north and leave my yard. They are mostly hanging around in the apple trees.
Their shine remind me of starlings but their call is definitely one of a black bird. When I still had my large silver maples in the years past, the birds would fill up those two trees.
The blue bells are almost fully opened. Some know them as New England Bluebells. We have them scattered around the property by former owners who live here 40 years ago. It is an old fashion flower that one sees along foundations of houses. I remember when they bloomed in the timbers on our family farm in southern Iowa.
I am using the school computer screen today and I realize I really need to get a new screen to use with my laptop. My blurry eyes really can see clear photos on the big screen and I don't have to put my nose to the screen to see details. It is nice not to be in the classroom today and just get away from the scheduled work. I will be back in the classroom tomorrow.
We are having spring weather today and will be warm the entire week. We slept with a window open last night as it was too hot in an upstairs of an old house. Things keep growing and I still have lots of yard work to do. Thank you all for stopping by today.