Today in NOTL: At almost 4 p.m., it is a five-star day in Niagara with temps of 82F/28C under blues skies with a breath of a breeze. Temps will drop this evening to 70F/26C. Lovely!
I can't believe it's nearly 4 p.m. - we haven't stopped all day today. Finally I have a chance to sit and look out the window and enjoy the birds - but not all of them.
I'm a little miffed at the hummingbirds. They came by a few days in a row to sneer at us for not having a hummer feeder. Fine, we put one up and filled it. It has been nearly 3 days, and nothing! Not a single bird! We'll have to clean the feeder and re-fill it, hoping to see them soon. Argh.
The sparrows, never disappoint. They visit us in droves, great gangs of them, lining up ten or twelve on a branch, taking turns visiting the feeders. The cardinal family and the blue jay family visit often, and the mourning doves have found us as well. A surprise visitor is a young crow, on his lonesome, who comes by every day to check out the feeder and have a nosh. It's a never-ending circus at the feeder!
Art today is one of a set of four handpainted bookmarks given to a friend who reads voraciously.