How fast does it change from warm to winter? As fast as it takes to go from green to brown. Last week our yard and the river banks were green and full of flowers that the hummingbirds used a lot. This week, after the cold last Friday, the flowers are all gone and the only hummer food out there is the food we supply in feeders. And the buff-bellied hummingbird that has visited us each winter for the last few years is still here and living on sugarwater.
The yard is really stark. The trees framed against the sunset talk in the breeze as if they know the sap they need is stored underground, kind of like they hibernate. It has become cold and they don’t care.
A few days ago the moon was up in the late afternoon. It looks friendly up there, even if a little out of place.
The river is at 6.5 feet on the Butte La Rose gauge, falling slowly to 6.1 in a few days. The Ohio and Mississippi are both falling hard up north.
Rise and Shine, Jim