It’s Friday and time to say thanks for all the blessings!
1. April showers are falling. They’re washing away all the tired old snowbanks.
2. And even though this is an exceptionally slow spring, it looks like we won’t have to wait til May for flowers.
My tulips are sprouting ~ at least three weeks behind, but oh. so. welcome!
3. Spring migration is definitely underway. Robins are eating seeds beneath our feeder. Normally they would be pulling up worms and eating bugs this time of year but spring has been so slow. There have been news reports of early migratory birds starving because of the snow cover in the Maritimes. We keep our feeders full and are amply paid back with all the beauty right outside our window!
The American Goldfinches are changing from drab winter olive green to bright yellow spring plumage.
And the purple finches are back.
“And hello to you too!” 🙂
We noted a brand new bird to our feeder – the fox sparrow. Notice the colour of his plumage? No wonder he’s called a fox sparrow.
The red-winged blackbird has returned. His song is a sure sign of springtime.
4. It’s been chilly and damp for most of the week, but inside, it’s warm and cozy with the woodstove lit in the evenings. It’s lovely to sit there with a good hot cup of tea and a book. I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time. Andrew and Hyekoo bought it for me for Christmas but it was still on back order. Then one day, on a whim, I checked the library and they had a copy. So I requested it. I was so eager to read it.
It was interesting, but overall, I was a little disappointed. The Little House books are much more engaging. This book is just a bit dull. I had hoped it would be like the Annotated Anne of Green Gables – which I love. The notes in Pioneer Girl were focussed more on proving whether the Little House books were historically accurate. That just didn’t interest me very much. There were also quite a few typographical errors which was really surprising. I guess there has been such a demand for the book that the publication was rushed and not properly proof-read. The best part of the book, in my opinion, is the gorgeous cover. I cancelled my order on Amazon. Maybe I’ll finally order an Annotated Anne – now that’s a book I’d love to have on my shelves.
5. Now . . . the best for last!
Perfect conditions – sunshine and no wind.
Back on the water with my kayaking buddy.
Thanks for joining me this week. Hope you enjoyed your visit!
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