Cool, clear skies, north wind blowing morning coffee muses.
For the first time this season I can see my breath.
The traffic noise is much quieter today. And it’s not just from less traffic…
I saw an article about how a large number of monarchs have yet to start their migration because of warmer than normal weather up north. It mentioned how butterfly muscles don’t work right when the air temperature is below 50°. Sitting out here this morning I am noticing a lack of other insects also. By this time in the morning there would normally be a number of dragonflies zooming about… should I hypothesize a connection?
There’s enough of a breeze blowing to overcome the traffic noise when it gusts through. And the neighborhood crows are welcoming the day from every point on the compass. A rather large hawk just changed perches along the edge of the property. It the hawks that make winter my favorite season as they all fly in to visit.
Could the same warm weather up north be affecting the birds also? Because we are at a strange in between time I don’t recall from past years. There is an absence of bird life, where I remember abundance. Nothing is hitting my feeders. Even our year round residents are in seclusion.
The cups run dry, and the Saturday honey do list is long… Later.