Yesterday it got up to SEVENTY THREE degrees outside. Huh? One day we’re watching the leaves hit the ground and it’s cold and windy and all that wintery chill stuff – then whammo – here’s a warm and sunny day. What’s with that? How’s a guy supposed to figure out which coat to wear??? Am I supposed to keep growing in my extra thick fur for the cold or what?
Oh well – gotta go with the flow huh? Can’t exactly do much about the weather……besides, what a GREAT day yesterday was for me to be in the yard. Mom and Dad were out there doing various things (Dad stacking firewood, Mom filling birdfeeders and sweeping leaves off the deck) so I got to wander around on my own (well with watchful eyes of course). It’s always fun to watch the squirrels getting sunflower seeds out of the feeders – – – so I did that for a while……then I took a “mini-walkabout” down into the woods. Haven’t done that in a long time. About 20 feet down the trail out back is a very old tree stump lying on its side. When I was a baby I’d go there and climb up on top of it and sit – I could see better! Yesterday I revisited Mr. Stump…..he’s still there (although slowly rotting away) and I found a large hold at the bottom of it. SOMETHING has dug a big hole there. I also found a lot of small holes ON the stump – which may explain why we see chipmunks around the stump all the time. They were smart enough to stay away from me yesterday though while I sniffed and checked the old stump out.
We all were outside for over an hour I suppose……eventually I decided it was time to come inside and get a drink of water and a snack. But it sure was wonderful for a while – getting another little burst of spring or summer – – – today we’re supposed to get some rain and it will be cooler. I’m thinking there’s still time to talk Mom into a nice long “OUT” this morning though before the wet arrives.
I’m looking forward to snowy days (well, WATCHING the snow from inside of course) and cozy fires in the fireplace but the little burst of warm weather was mighty nice yesterday……best of all, my arthritis didn’t act up! Now that’s a REAL treat! 🙂