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Friday, March 31

A Loud And Heavy Morning Coffee Muses

A Loud And Heavy Morning Coffee Muses

There’s a heaviness to the cool air this morning that is allowing the morning sounds to travel far and loud. The highway bypass sounds like it’s right next door. The roaring of the road is drowning out my normally pleasant symphony of birdsong.

More and more, I find myself sitting out here on the porch, getting lost in contemplating the natural world around me. At least for now it’s cool enough to enjoy getting lost in my thoughts.

At least this won’t be the last cool day of spring. The prognosticators are foretelling of two more cool days in the coming week. One will even fall into the 50’s like this morning.

Well, it’s now after 8:30 and the morning rush must be over. While the traffic noise is still louder than normal, it’s not completely distracting.

This year has been a bit different from the normal year. Almost daily I see a cottontail, the fireflies are much more numerous each evening. It makes one look forward to sitting out of an evening… at least until mosquito season starts.

Coffee’s gone… so I guess I should be too.

Wednesday, March 29

The Calm Before The Storm Morning Coffee Muses

The Calm Before The Storm Morning Coffee Muses

It looks like there will be storms… they aren’t moving as fast as the prognosticators were foretelling, but the radar shows them gathering to the west. The wife gave me a quest for today so I think I should cut these muses short and get moving before the skies open up…

So I’ll listen to a mockingbird sing as I finish my morning coffee and then hit the road running while I still can….

 

Saturday, March 25

A Muggy Not Hot Not Cool Morning Coffee Muses

A Muggy Not Hot Not Cool Morning Coffee Muses

The rains blew past last night without dropping any on us. All we got was a fireworks show. Oh, and a month’s worth of wind in one day. It’s becoming a pattern… rains running across the state heading straight for us only to lift north as they get here… passing close enough to hear and see.

There was a cold front associated with the line of showers. Last night when I went to bed it was just to the west of Houston. Now it’s repositioned and it’s located just to the north of Houston… I guess we won’t be seeing it’s benefits any time soon.

Now the sun is out and it’s raining… lightly and with big drops… okay, done.

Last evening we had a small flock of cedar waxwings roosting in the pecan tree in front of the house… one sign of spring I look forward to. They’ll only be around a few weeks before heading north so every sighting is noted.

 

Friday, March 24

A Hippity Hopping Morning Coffee Muses

A Hippity Hopping Morning Coffee Muses

There’s an Easter bunny scoping out my backyard, planning where to hide all those Easter eggs he’ll be bringing.. if you look close, you’ll probably have to click on the image, you can see him just to the left of the wisteria. That almost sounded like a political philosophy…

Looking at the radar just now I see all of the storms they are threatening us with are still west of I35. To be honest, at this time they look pretty benign. I’m sure by the time they cross the state they’ll have grown a bit.

I’m having trouble keeping the squirrels off my bird feeders here lately. They keep getting on the roof and jumping down on them. I’m sure the neighbors think I’m crazy when I come slamming out the door barking at them…