On Fridays I join Amie of Amie Writes for Casual Friday, a post “with no structure, no rules, no prompts, anything goes.” Check out her blog, and join us in observing Casual Friday if you would like.
The weeks fly by and I am faced with writing another Casual Friday post. This is not exactly a challenge. In some ways I like Casual Friday more than any other post I do because it is random and I can include whatever topics I would like.
We had wonderful rainy weather several days this week. I have mentioned that we have had a long term drought in New Mexico. This has made me really appreciate rain when we get it. I heard the first complaint this week when someone said they were tired of the rainy weather. I want to say, “Hush your mouth!” It has been quite cool this week. Many years we have to have our evaporative cooler hooked up in April. This year we have not had any days so far when the cooler might have been used. I much prefer cooler weather to the summer heat so I am fine with the current temperatures.
On Fridays I join Amie of Amie Writes for Casual Friday, a post “with no structure, no rules, no prompts, anything goes.”
Sometime I wake up in the morning and just feel good about life and everything that is going on. This morning was one of those mornings. It has been warm enough that I sleep with the windows open. The wake up temperature was about 40° outdoors so my bedroom had a bit of chill but the room was filled with fresh air. There was a bit of a breeze and the melodic tones of a wind chime were floating through the open window. I had a deep-seated feeling of joy and harmony.
We have not had enough snow in New Mexico this winter. We have not experienced six feet of snow as did the northeastern part of the United States. We did not have an ice storm that essentially shut down the city for much of a week as has happened in part of the country. Four to eight inches of snow were forecast over this past weekend. Although it was spitting snow for a while we had no noticeable accumulation.
I stepped out on the back deck Sunday morning and I heard a chorus of birds singing loudly and beautifully. We have a heated bird bath mounted on the deck and it was very busy. The bird bath was visited by mountain chickadees and black-capped chickadees, sparrows, pine siskins and house finches, all of which we see consistently through the winter months.
The special visitors yesterday were a group of robins cavorting in the bird bath in spite of the gray, frigid, windy conditions. Once the robins have arrived, can spring be far behind?
Overnight temperatures are in the teens. I hope those robins have adequate protection from the cold.