So, weather watching, always weather watching. It is cold outside -2 C (28F), the sky is pretty clear. The full moon coming on in a couple of days. The weather network is calling for 5 cm of snow tonight, eeeks!!!! We have had so many snowfalls this year, I know I can't count them on my hand. This is the strangest thing, we are not in the snow area, we are supposed to be that rainy climate. Rain, yes, we have had lots of that too, and of course that brings the more temperate weather. But the snow.....that is another story.
So, after the snow that we are to get tonight, tomorrow they are calling for rain, light rain. And then.....Sunday, all through the week, clearing skies and I actually see the sun icon on the weather forecasting with a little cloud at the bottom of it. That could mean anything. But, as I suspect, the full moon, clearing skies. Been seeing this for years now. And pretty accurately during the days before and after the full moon, I can expect those beautiful sunny days. Not that it will be warm. This time of year, when the sun shines, it is cold and the nights are, of course, even more cold. Oh well, the daylight is lengthening, we have at least 1/2 hour of more daylight at the end of the day. And this brings great relief to my soul. I know spring is comin', just around the corner.
I saw the Varied Thrush yesterday. I had only heard it, now it has come to my bird feeder to feed. This is a beautiful bird and its song is even more beautiful. The first sign of the darkness of winter going by the wayside.
I also heard the "ceasar" whistle of the black-capped chickadee -- and so did my youngest Grandson. He was so excited he asked if he could take the scoop outside to spread for the birds, so he could see them come down to feed. I have told him that all these birds watch for me in the morning to bring them their breakfast and he wanted to see them for his own eyes. Yes, he spread the food and the birds came. He asked me is the birds liked me. I told him yes. They love me. They know that I bring them food for their day every morning. This made him smile. And we watched the birds come, and then off to school he went, knowing that he had helped a few birds to have that wonderful day, just like we were going to have, and this is my wish for you all, have that wonderful and beautiful day, with good health. Cindi