Warm and SunnyJust like summer! It was a beautiful day to be outside. We picked some little flowers and put them in a bright green cup, and painted them in our sketch books. Then we made a bug catcher out of a plastic Coke bottle. Then we just sat for awhile, very still, while a brown thrasher sang a few songs from his repertoire of 1,100 songs (so they say).
There has been a lot going on with the birds this weekend - the brown thrasher serenading, a crow eating a mouse on the limb of a tree, the starling father yelling at everyone, and a blue jay following all the other birds around as if he might miss something. I think it was hoping for a taste of the mouse. Ick.
Right now it is 91 degrees. That is very warm for Northern Michigan, and pretty much unheard of for this time of year. Personally, I like this better than snow. There is a nice breeze and the air smells like lilacs. Also, it's too warm to clean out a closet and some drawers as I had planned - no one cleans closets in 90 degree weather! I'm going to go back out on the porch and watch the bug catcher.