… flock together.
It was crowded on the perimeter path at Council Point Park this morning, despite my earlier-than-usual arrival to beat the heat. Yes “beat the heat” … you read that correctly. It was already 62 degrees when I left the house, and 71 degrees by the time I returned home. This sudden Summerfest is just incredible, since three days ago I was wearing woolens. Today, as the walkers flocked down to the walking path at Council Point Park, we were dressed similarly in tee-shirts and capris or shorts.
Although there were many walkers pounding that asphalt trail, it was fairly quiet as each one was lost in thought, merely mouthing “hello” or “good morning” when we passed one another like two ships in the night.
It was peaceful, that is, except for a few fractious geese that were honking their heads off every so often. It was so quiet I could hear the squirrels enjoying their peanuts, that cracking noise as they crunched into the shell. Yup, that quiet.
I want to write about the robin at the Park today. He was hopping on the grass near the walking trail, as he studied the ground for grubs and/or worms. He picked up the occasional piece of grass or twig, discarding it when he realized it had no nutritional value.
This robin redbreast continued stabbing the ground but came up empty. The ground was dry, and likely, despite two days of hot weather, still cold from our chilly Spring. With no worms or grubs to be found, he looked up and saw me watching him. I said “after all this rain, you’ll have worms galore.” All I got was a scowl for my sympathy.
Perhaps he was hungry and he knew I couldn’t accommodate him – robins don’t “do” peanuts, so I didn’t toss out any.
The tee-shirts and shorts have emerged from the depths of bureau drawers where we packed them away long ago for this imposter Summer, and also brought a welcome sight, my first cabbage white butterfly which flitted around my front yard as I was walking up the driveway. It danced around the dandelions which cropped up overnight.
This post is short and sweet as we have stormy weather which just erupted, the result of too hot, too soon temps. More rain and storms are destined in the next 48 hours. Though I’ve whined about the Winter, then chilly Spring … this hot weather is not to my liking either, so perhaps I’m just a malcontent?!