Slept until 8 A. Coffee is on. 58° and calm at the moment. Weasels are saying the blanket will come off gradually and it will end up sunny w/wind NE 15-20 G 25. Jack says there are no bunnies in the back. I may give him an egg for his being such a good egg. Half thinking to go and try to buy an Easter ham butt to smoke from Kroger's where they will be blowing them out cheap, if they have any left. Last year, got a nice one for 49¢/lb. The one I bought after Christmas or wazzit New Year's(?) was 77¢/lb. Need some pastries, coffee cake or cinnamon somethings for the bride in any case and we are out of banana's, the horror! Will stop at WM on the return from the club this afternoon and score more eggs and dog food. Prices have increased on all, recently. The birds have totally emptied one of the longer tube feeders. They could obviously sense this latest cold front's arrival as the temps gradually moved from a near summer nice to chilly in the northerly winds yesterday. Some are about this morning but it appears that many have chosen to sleep in. Noted two varieties of woodpeckers on the suet blocks yesterday, a small downy and a regular red-head. The former looked very young.
I need to mow but have been letting the weeds present themselves for extrication first. Gaining on that front too but my hands don't have the strength they used to. Moisture makes their removal easier. The lawn, its coming back and we may have a nice looking one once again before the growing season is done for the year. We have a lot of colour in the beds and the iris are blooming in some places. It's a parade of colour that lasts some weeks and things change as well, from year to year. The red-headed wood-pecker was on the suet cage outside the nearest widow looking into the back a moment ago. It just prized a peanut from the suet block. Always happy to oblige a red head.🙂