Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day Rambling

And so it goes... The weather here has done one of its famous (or rather infamous) May flip flops.

With just a week or two to go before we are officially in springtime's frost-free zone, temperatures have plummeted and are hovering just a few degrees above freezing.  Our furnace has been murmuring along happily after resting for several days, and it is chanting a susurrant mantra about springtime being somewhere over the hill and still some distance away.

The house finches who are raising a blithe brood in the front door wreath are making occasional trips away to find nourishment, but they are also spending a fair bit of time hunkered down in the crowded nest keeping their fuzzy offspring warm.  The maple trees in the garden are in a mild state of shock and a few are even showing traces of shellshocked pink and red along their edges when the north wind brings them fluttering down and onto the rainy deck.

There is always a silver lining though - the return to cooler weather means that we will not be carried away entirely by flies and mosquitoes today, and that is a very good thing.  We were royally chewed last weekend.

Mother's Day morning is to be spent in the woods, Thai takeaway and many cups of tea later....


bev said...

Sounds like a good way to spend Mother's Day - especially the rambling around and the Thai take-away! It's been cool here in Nova Scotia too - a bit rainy - but the upside of that is how verdant the fields and forests are becoming. Have a happy day in the woods!

Tabor said...

Have a pleasant day in the woods.

Anonymous said...

A lovely sounding day. Bless all mothers everywhere and this dear Mother earth we live upon.