Ah, the rain, the rain!It’s just not going away this April. If I thought it would do any good, I would threaten Grandmother Nature and say, “this year’s May flowers had better be spectacular!” Before the day is over, this April will go down as the wettest ever since record-keeping began some 125 years ago in this area. And April still has more days to it, with more rain in the forecast. That record is likely to be shattered and not just broken.
For me, the rain means a lot of mud, few photographs and fewer opportunities to bird or sit outside to enjoy the warming weather. On the one morning when the rain was not falling, I had blue-gray gnatcatcher, and both kinglets in my driveway. And they were close, which turned out to be a good thing, since it was so foggy, I couldn’t see the tops of the trees. As close as the birds were, I still wasn’t able to see much color on them, as the fog was that thick. Everything looked gray and white.
Even the trend towards seasonal warming is unpredictable. Saturday evening I had a fire and by Sunday afternoon the windows were open.
As you can see by today’s photo, the trees are still pretty bare of leaves or even buds. I am at the point of the season where even a day makes a difference, and this morning I can see the first of the leaf buds, so this less than 24-hours old photo is already out of sync with the reality of the morning. I think I’ll be glad when this April is finally over! I’m hoping that if nothing else, May will bring some nicer weather!