3 04 2016


The faint mountain in the distance is Mount Tom which is located in my old home town Holyoke,  A wonderful place to grow up.  This is taken from Shelburne  more than 20 miles away.


Winter weather has returned for a few days.  The winds are blowing off the mountain this morning making it feel even colder.  Wood smoke is in the air but alas it won’t last.  Spring birds are here huddling together to keep warm the bird feeders are full to keep them going through these few days.



Mr. Peppers and Phoebe

Innocent looking for sure

A couple of days ago I was tidying up the back coop listening to Mr. Peepers and Phoebe chatting away  then I heard a strange sound.  I hurried out the back door and they were nowhere to be found.  These days I can’t run with these bad legs so it took me a few minutes to get around the side yard.  There they were as pleased as punch with themselves walking along and scratching up bugs as they went.  I tried to get them but they FLEW away!!!!!

By the time I got around to the other side of the house they were half way up the mountain having the time of their lives.  This time of year the creatures that live on the mountain are pretty hungry.  There would be no chance for the two of them unless they flew to the tree tops.  I ran to get Lauren and she came with Lil and chased them many times up and down the mountain and to neighbors houses.

Mr. Peppers found a wonderful spot on top of my neighbor Larry’s garage.  There he sat so proud of himself crowing.  With Larry in tow we continued the chase for about an hour.  We were all getting exhausted and so were the birds.  Just in the nick of time Tyler came home from school.  He loves birds and knows so much about all kinds of them, and within 15 minutes he had caught the two of them.  The two of them looked like they were going to pass out with all the fun and merriment.  They are safe now and when this bad weather is gone I will be out fixing up the covering that had blown off.  It will be much more secure from now on end.  And at some time I will need to trim their feathers.


Lil has been waiting to go to school like her brothers.  Friday was an open house.  She was so happy.  So many new things to try, and in that one hour I think she tried them all.



Many thanks for reading my blog on this snowy windy day.  Hope you have a wonderful day. Carole