Different days

Either God is telling St. Peter to hold his beer or Mother
Nature has a playful side. Yesterday the high was in the 50s,
today we’re supposed to set a high record of around 65, and
tomorrow night the low is going to be in the 20s. Then by
Sunday the high is going to be back in the 60s.

Nothing new there and if the lows don’t get into the minus
column we don’t worry. It doesn’t seem to bother the birds any
either. But yesterday was an interesting day. The birds were
gathered around the bird feeder and all were having a good
time.

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As I was enjoying the different birds playing nice together
another bird entered the picture. A hawk swooped down, grabbed
one of the little birds, and flew off to a nearby tree to have
his lunch. I guess I never realized that birds eat birds.

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My first thought was to get a gun and shoot the hawk. But his
prey was already dead and we do live in town. The remaining
smaller birds all took cover and didn’t peek back out for
about an hour. Things looked to be back to normal, minus one
bird.

Later, the sky did things that some say only happen in Iowa.
I don’t know about that but it was a sight to see. Pictures
don’t do it justice but here’s one to give you an idea.

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I spent so much time marveling at nature I didn’t get the
car washed, which turned out alright because heavy rain is in
the forecast for today. And I grilled some thick country style
ribs that turned out great. We didn’t have any barbecue sauce
so I used salsa and I might forget the barbecue sauce next
time.

Enjoy our Tuesday as it’s the last one we’ll see this month.
Now I have some leftover ribs that need taking care of.
Comments are always welcome.

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2 Responses to Different days

  1. Ron Walker says:

    I know its Nature but I hate witnessing stuff like that. We used to have a Hawk we rescued and released there on the property. To show his gratitude he returned and consumed 3 of our small ducks over a two week period.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Ron Walker,
    I know that feeling. I’d seen the hawk circling above before and they
    look so graceful but now I hope it doesn’t come back.

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