Cold air spills into my window as I listen closely to my Carolina wrens chattering in the rain. They say that if you don’t like the weather in West Virginia all you need to do is wait a few minutes and it will change. Thanks to La Nina May hasn’t quite lived up to my expectations and a few minutes became a few weeks. The little wrens don’t even seem to notice the cold and have no problem with the soggy meal they find around the feeders. As for myself, I find myself less tolerant of the cold Appalachian rain than I used to be. Fortunately I have always held back a few photos for just such a rainy day. Back in April as I trekked out to Cathedral Falls I happened to look down at trail and found it was covered by chocolate colored pedals and that I was standing beneath a pawpaw in bloom. The tree was loaded with delicate bell shaped flowers with more coming on. This Fall visitors to the little roadside park will have access to one of the best treats in Appalachia. The oddly shaped fruit should be quite plentiful judging by the floral load on the tree. Scientists say that the pawpaw was once a tropical fruit that came here by way of wooly mammoth during the ice age and indeed the scenery here could put one in a prehistoric mood. Especially during a cool Spring day like today. As the rain waxes and wanes I occasionally peek out to see that wrens are joined by my woodpeckers and song sparrows. The littlest one has developed a routine of coming to sit on my window sill and peek in. Today I thought for sure that when he landed he was going to hop right onto my computer monitor and enjoy a little shelter but it seems that at the last moment he lost his nerve and flew back to the shelter of the mountain Magnolia and its giant leaves. We call it the umbrella tree for a reason. Rainy Days and Mondays and might get The Carpenters down but I have my little songbirds to cheer me up and a sunny day in my pocket. ( In the form of a photo).
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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