Friday, March 17, 2017

Sometimes it IS easy being Green


Or at least wearing green. I am sporting the Argosy Casino , Hotel and Spa sweatshirt Liz brought me home from a National Farmers Organization meeting in Missouri a few years back. Although green is one of my favorite colors for some reason I don't seem to have much in the way of green clothing. We did have our corned beef the other day though.....

Been saving the photo above since we visited Daphne, Alabama late last year....just waiting for today to share it. This was growing in the park we visited there.

Anyhow, Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone, Irish or otherwise.....with all those McGiverns and McIntoshes back there in the pedigree I can wear my green shirt legitimately.

Yesterday I rode up to Bass Pro in Auburn with Alan and then the boss took me out around town for a bit. On the way west we saw so much evidence of the seriousness of the storm...it was downright sobering. An overturned semi, wheels toward the road, just left there awaiting resources to move it. Another semi, thirty feed off the road, with no tracks anywhere around it so it had been there a while....and the poor driver was still sitting inside it waiting for help. They were finally removing it when we came back east. Hundreds...literally....of power company trucks convoying east....

Roads everywhere were thronged with birds, assorted blackbirds, Snow Buntings, Horned Larks and even a single Eastern Meadowlark. I have read reports of Woodcocks struggling and starving all over the state and haven't seen or heard our Carolina Wrens in two days. Normally they are among the first birds I hear every morning and visit the feeders off and on all day. This is going to be bad for the early migrants I'm afraid.

Horned Lark on a snowbank up by Bichler's old farm






2 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

I hope you don't have a sudden heat wave and cause a flood! We are terribly dry here and in want of some moisture. Otherwise I am enjoying this nice weather. It's supposed to rain come Thursday of next week...which will be good.

threecollie said...

Thanks, Linda, I am concerned about the rain we are also supposed to get this week. I am hoping to get a look at the river later today to see if all this melt water has raised it significantly. However, the boss has a hay customer.