We have had unseasonably warm weather for a while. Some days it is more than 20 degrees above normal. It affects a lot of things. Here is a random collection.
Happy (horny?) frogs – They came out of hibernation early. In the above picture, you can see the heater donut which keeps a hole in the ice cover so the gases can exchange when the pond freezes over. It didn’t freeze over this winter but the fish and the frogs enjoyed a spa-like experience around it.
Frisky neighbors cavorting outside! – Those pesky Christmas decorations around the neighborhood that were strung too high to undo in the cold are coming down. Back to the attic until next holiday season. Can’t say that I am sorry to see them go. Santa and daffodils don’t go together.
Exercise – The beloved husband has been hitting the trails. He stays fit. During the summer he bikes and during the winter he works out on a treadmill. He has transitioned to outdoors walks and couldn’t be happier. I’ve accompanied him to point out all the landscaping work that needs to be done in the neighborhood. Good thing he has selective hearing.
The wildlife – Chipmunks came out of hibernation too. Juncos, birds that winter over here, seem to be disappearing. Perhaps they are catching an early flight home. Squirrels are quarrelling over corn cobs. I can smell skunks in the early morning. Can mating season be far behind?
I don’t need a freakin’ nap! – All winter I’ve been lethargic. Several times a week I’ve needed an afternoon nap. I’m not talking about a 20 minute power nap but a two-hour flat-out deep snore. My annual check-up is soon and I made a note to ask about that. Maybe I’m deficient in something (besides energy). That happy old sun came out and I haven’t napped since, but I’m still asking.
This is all the power of the weather.
What’s going on in your neck of the woods?