Saturday, April 28, 2012

Late April Morning

Temperature is -2 C this morning at 5:15. What is that all about? It's almost May.
A Great Horned Owl is the noisiest bird, except for, of course, our rooster. A Field Sparrow and American Robin are giving some competition but not much. I think I will have to wear gloves again for my 16 k run this morning. Sigh!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday 5:45 a.m.

Slept in today so it was 5:45 when I went out to see and hear what was happening outside. Clear in the west with many bird songs: Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, Field Sparrows, Robins, Wild Turkeys, and our Rooster were all competing for sound space.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Home Again

Gone to Montreal for a week. Not too many changes here at home. The sun is coming up earlier and 4 degrees further north and going down later and 5 degrees further north. The American Woodcocks are still twittering in the meadows. The temperatures are lower again. Meanwhile, even in the darkness at 5:30, I could see that the trees have larger leaves. Looking forward to sunrise when I can see what else has happened during the week we were away.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

Thinking of the Titanic this morning. Put up several photos on Facebook and Flickr from the book I inherited from my grandfather, "Sinking of the Titanic." The book was published in 1912 shortly after the actual incident.

Meanwhile, back on the farm, the rooster was crowing at 5:15 in company with some wild turkeys, one cardinal, a song sparrow and several spring peepers. I had not heard the peepers for a few weeks and thought they were finished until the fall but I was wrong.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Opening night.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Morning "Stars"

The two bright objects in the western sky at 5:30 a.m. are Saturn & Spica.

Monday, April 02, 2012


The Towee's are back and the evening sun is moving north.