Monday, April 24

Not As Cool As Expected Morning Coffee Muses

Not As Cool As Expected Morning Coffee Muses

It’s quiet for a Monday morning… And still. Only the slightest of movement in the red oak’s leaves. The buzz of the hummingbirds wings is so much louder than the traffic on the highway. A cardinals song is the loudest thing around. Way off in the distance a train is announcing a crossing.

The cool this morning was a bit disappointing. The low when I walked out wasn’t as low as yesterday’s. After anticipating a low 50’s greeting, 60 wasn’t what I expected. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate every cool morning mommy nature throws my way, I just really wanted one last really cool morning muse…

The mockingbirds have joined the morning chorus… I hadn’t realized how much I missed their command of their song.

This quiet day has been good for birdwatching. I spotted a great crested flycatcher in the pines. Then since I already had the binoculars up, when I saw a flash of red in the cypress I panned over thinking I always enjoy a cardinal backed by green… only it wasn’t a cardinal, what I spotted was a summer tanager. Now he’s in the neighbor’s mulberries, which don’t look all that productive this spring. And even with the twenty powered binoculars, at that distance it’s hard to make out the difference between tanagers and cardinals.

The coffee pot is whispering my name…

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