Wednesday, May 8, 2019

There is Sun in California

There is sun in California.  How do I know?  My grandson lives in LA now and we video chat almost everyday while he is sitting in the sun on his balcony.  However, here in Northern Indiana our weather pattern has developed into 3 cool partly sunny days followed by 4 rainy days.  If you have read my blog, you know that we take a lot of pride in our pond area.  In most years, by now, my gardens would be weeded and ready to plant annual flowers when the time is right.  Sadly, this is a look at my pond from the kitchen window.  I woke up yet again to rain.

But nature carries on.  Birds are building nests and the frogs and toads are singing day and night.  We always have a Robin build a nest in a spot that is in an awkward place. We have a Cardinal nesting in our carport.  The catbird has a nest in our Honey Suckle.  There is always activity at our feeders, though a nightly visit from a cute Raccoon has made it a necessity to bring our suet in at night and refill the grape jelly each morning.  The elusive Cedar Wax wings come to the pond and is the only place I see them. Of course our beloved Blue Birds have again made one of the houses their home.  And my Crows come every day, though I think one of their offspring have separated and formed their own family.  I now have two crows and four crows coming daily.  The two are my originals because they look for me through my window when the squirrels have eaten their bread.

So, I patiently wait for the three sunny days, I revel in Nature bringing me the entertainment I  enjoy so much.  And stitch.

Grateful:  Today I am grateful that Nature has provided me a focus and the gloomy days have not brought depression.

How is the weather where YOU are.  Do YOU enjoy the entertainment that Mother Nature provides.

I DO admit that I'd rather live in a beach house.

xx, Carol

13 comments:

Momma Bear said...

There is this strange bright thing in the sky here and you seem to have gotten our rain!
Days are bright and sunny. I don't quite know what to do with them!
Yes it's lovely BUT I like my rain ( no really!). I've used a rainbarrel(50gal) worth of water on the plants already, Ive 8 more so no panic yet, we wont last the season if this keeps up.
Its my husbands contention that we've broken the weather. I think he's right!

barbara woods said...

When my hummingbird feeder gets low they will fly right up in your face ! telling us to get busy

Linda in Calif. said...

Yes, there is sun in California. Right now in California where I live it will be 80 degrees. We are sleeping with the windows open and I'm LOVING it. I was just remembering this morning about a hawk that came down in my backyard, nabbed himself a toad and flew off. It was such a surprise. One never knows what will happen in a normal suburban backyard.

Rose said...

Oh, not me...I would love having your window to look out on...and you sound like you have so many nice birds! I have not seen the house wrens yet...they usually come around. And always hear the Carolina wrens around but not here at my house much. Haven't seen the Cardinals yet, either.

Shirley said...

Hi Carol, Your weather is a great deal like ours. We had some rain early this morning and then the sun came out. We need more sun to get rid of the flood water. At least you can now go from here into Iowa on a major highway. I enjoyed catching up with you. I have a friend that brought me out of retirement to do some bookwork to help her out. It gets me out of the apartment and something else to do. I still do embroidery and read quite a bit on my tablet. I thought I would check in and let you know I still read on here before I got my new computer my old one would not let me post or leave comments. Windows 10 is a learning experience. Take care and try to stay dry. Hugs and prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

Barbara said...

Not much sun here, Carol, but so grateful not to have washouts and flooding like so many others. Nature never stops entertaining. We just have to remember to stop and take notice!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Your yard sounds wonderful, a magical place!
Weather here has been about the same as there.

Pamela said...

I love reading about your pond and your creatures.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

We had some solid rain yesterday, which I was glad of (for the garden) but it's turned cold here lately and I've had to wrap the beans in frost protection fleece! I'm glad all your small creatures and birds are back for the Summer in full force. I love to watch the wild things in our garden. I hope warmer weather will visit us both soon :) xxx

Timaree said...

Lol, in Southern California and we are having clouds, clouds and more clouds. We had rain a couple of days ago with some more possible on Saturday. Once in a while the sun peaks through but mostly we are up for almost 2 weeks of cloudiness. I can’t complain too much though as it is keeping our temperatures down. I’m not looking forward to the 90’s and 100’s which we’ll hit soon. Hopefully your clouds and rain will go away soon. I hear farmers are not able to plant because of it. Climate crisis anyone? Glad you are able to talk to your grandson so much; FaceTiming means seeing your great grand baby too, right?

Robbie said...

Since arriving home from Florida last Monday, we've had rain most of the days but temps are warm. Funny, it's not bothering us, which is good. We're so happy to be home!!!! We had our Oriole return! Put out some jelly for him...worked the 1st day but he flipped the pan over...so I refilled and only saw him fly by. Rain fills up the jelly container...dang..but hummingbirds are back!!!! Love all the birds too and enjoy your post on your pond and all your critters!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Carol,
We seem to share the same weather pattern, a day of sun and then three days of cloud/or rain. But as you say, spring is moving along finally. Lots of nesting occurring and I wrote in today's post about an awkward nest site chosen by a robin at daughter's house. We have signs of a skunk visiting our yard at night...lots of little holes; maybe it's a raccoon. Do they do that too? But it is fun to see lots happening outdoors with all the critters.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

how nice that you can video chat with your grandson! My youngest son lives in San Francisco. He loves it there! Hope the rain calms down for you and your pretty pond!