Sunday, May 06, 2012

Cold and Wet....grumble, grumble!

I thought this morning that I would take the camera, leave the property and start getting out and about more.  Went to two of the local beaches and it was so thick with fog that you couldn't even see the water.  So, that notion was killed.  

It's been overcast, rainy, cold and just plain miserable lately.  We did have a few lovely summer like days a while back but now there is a low pressure system covering the whole island and because there is no wind, there's little chance of it moving off for some time.  I had been working in the garden but it's just too cold to go outside at the moment.  

I did chance a short while outside yesterday afternoon and put the two gate back on the front porch and also planted some onion sets in the ground.  When I watered them in I thought my hands would freeze.  Is this a portent of what the summer holds.  Last year we had such a miserable season that all the annuals were stunted (no sun, or not much) and most peoples vegetables came to nothing worth talking about.

There is lots of bird activity on the go these days.  This lovely Robin was here the other day.  I don't get many robins and I think it's because I have so many trees around that they don't feel safe on the ground.  

 I'm still seeing a few Juncos but not as many as I see through out the winter.  This one decided to sit a top the head of the statue.  He was there for some time.  In contemplation no doubt.

 A white throated sparrow put in an appearance after supper last night.

I was shocked to see these mini daffodils growing in the garden.  There are four or five bunches of them.  I don't remember planting them at all.   Also, as cute as they are if I were going to buy daffodils, I would have gotten the regular sized ones.  I have to say though that I was thrilled.  They are so bright and perky.  They made my day.

I can't end this post without another picture of one of the little darlings that come to my garden.

With any luck, it might warm up a wee bit today and overcast or not, I may get outside to get more things done.


Pete said...

love your Robin!

is the sparrow unusual there?

Tricia said...

Looks as though the weather is the same for both of us... pity about the fog when you ventured forth... love to see more pictures of your local area again.... pretty please,,,

oldcrow61 said...

Pete, the sparrow isn't unusual here. I don't see them over the winter though.

Tricia, I will get out next nice day and take some pics around the area.

Toffeeapple said...

The weather seems to be dismal almost everywhere at the moment. I hope that we all see some sun very soon.

Angie said...

The weather has been really really strange this year. :/ Hot Summer-like temps and humidity here on the Eastern side of the US. I would love to share some of the heat with you. :) Loved seeing your garden 'visitors'. :)

oldcrow61 said...

Angie, I would take any heat that you can send this way, lol.

Laurie said...

That robin would be well off to not be on the ground where Malachi can get him..
haha @ the meditating bird.
Great p ost Momsie...

Ali said...

It's been cold and wet here in England for about four weeks now. But I recall last Spring was the same. It's nice to see a North American robin. The English robins are a lot smaller, but no less cheeky!


ShySongbird said...

The weather here is abysmal :-(

Your little (well, big compared with ours!) Robin is very sweet. I do enjoy seeing your birds. The Squirrel is cute as always too!

Victoria said...

I hope the dismal weather isn't a portent of what summer there is going to be like. But, do tell the rain to come here to the San Bernardino mountains, we're desperate for it.

The little daffodils are so cheerful looking...don't you just love volunteers?

I havent seen many robins around my house lately either, but if I walk up to the open meadow there are lots of them. The little squirrel is adorable!



Sondra said...

What nice birds you got visiting!! Sorry its so cold and miserable..SOON I hope it warms up for ya. I Planted some of those small daffs a couple yrs ago..I LOVE THEM..they come up so great and bloom so nice, I want more but cant seem to find any!!