Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Signs of Spring, or Summer, or Something

A day or so ago I saw two birds, about sparrow-size, at the bird bath. I hadn't filled it, but between snow and rain it was full. I'm not sure what sort they were - the tops of their heads were reddish - and that's about as much as I know at this point.

I spent a few minutes on the front porch/stoop/whatever yesterday afternoon, enjoying the bench, the sun, and fresh air.

This morning, noticing that my feet were over-warm in the winter slippers I've been wearing, I switched to flip-flops.

It's definitely spring. Or summer. Or something.

Whatever this time of year should be called: It's warmer, and I like it.


Brigid said...

The description sounds like purple finches. Yeah, I know, it's red, not purple. Don't blame me for the name.

Brian H. Gill said...


Thanks: You could very well be right.

The illustrations at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/BOW/purfin/ aren't exactly what I saw - but that's about par for the course in bird guides.

Just as well that the hummingbirds aren't back yet: this weekend, we've got snow.

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