I was up and at ‘em early to get out and enjoy the sun’s rays that were already peeping through the slits in the blinds. Tomorrow’s weather will mirror today’s, then the rain is back for Sunday and Monday – hence “rainy days and Mondays” …. It seems that has been a pattern lately – two beautiful days in a row, followed by two crummy and rainy days, then nice again, and so forth.
On Wednesday, I was at the Ecorse Creek enjoying the view and I suddenly felt a droplet of rain fall on my nose. Another quickly dribbled down my eyeglasses, then soon the rain clouds opened up and it was a steady rain. Of course I was over a mile away from home and didn’t take an umbrella as the rain was supposed to hold off ‘til the afternoon. Hmmmm. Weather for ducks is not appreciated when you are not prepared with an umbrella or a slicker and rain boots. So, I hightailed it home because I didn’t want to get soaked through, but fast walking or not, I still was drenched when I arrived home.
Then, Thursday morning was a lost cause. I peered out the front door before suiting up and it was dark, dismal and raining; I don’t believe that rain ever let up the entire day.
I noticed on this morning’s walk that the grass is already beginning to green up in some spots. Soon I will be fighting with the robins, while I try to show them who’s the boss when they begin their mud-slinging and dead-grass-gathering efforts, followed by the rampage of nest-building. The audacity of it all!
The ducks aren’t as feisty as the robins, and they were enjoying the quiet morning and swam peacefully around the footbridge. Some were busy preening, while others were diving for breakfast beneath the murky water. At first I cursed myself for not bringing the camera to take some pictures of them, then I decided that I had a couple of dozen near-identical shots already in the camera waiting to be uploaded to my photo storage account.
It was a taste of Spring with the promise of an even-better day tomorrow. I’ll pack my camera and set out before Mother Nature decides to pull a fast one on me.
[Image by photographer Dinara Kulkacheva at Pexels]