California Dreaming

by Donna Lewis

I was just going to show the monthly progress of my pollinator garden when the artic blast occurred. It was horrible. One of the things I dislike the most is COLD weather!  It ruined the garden progress, along with our water well.

The damage to our wildlife friends was severe. Many birds did not make it through the freezing temperatures. That was very sad for me. I put out ten times the bird seed that I normally use. I hope it helped some of the birds make it through. Nature can be swift and harsh when it wants to, then forgiving and magical the very next day. 

I guess it’s my age, but I always think of certain songs that seem to fit the moment and the mood. When the cold weather was on its third day or so, my mind went to “California Dreaming on such a winter’s day… ”   Then when the cold was fading away I thought of John Lennon’s  “Here comes the sun.”

Here are a few photos taken during the event.

I hope the photos I take next month are more cheerful.

Do what you can do, where you are.

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