Pining for Spring

Heat sensitivity is a terribly annoying thing if you have always lived in tropical/sub-tropical climates. But ever since I developed fibromyalgia, it seems to be getting worse each year. As soon as the summer rolls around, the heat just saps me of my energy and especially makes my legs ache. Then the storms come and add to the aches with their low pressure systems. It is a vicious cycle that is hard to get out of.

Today is the first time I went outdoors by one of my favorite lakes in town to feed some birds. It is something I enjoy very much in the spring, but today I got tired quickly, and even the birds looked lethargic.

Luckily, I was able to get some nice snaps of them last time during springtime!

The muscovy ducks, mallards, sparrows, blackbirds and cardinals seem to really enjoy the seed feast. The mallards don’t always play well with each other though – they seem to have a strong pecking order! The sparrows are the friendliest, most communally feasting birds.

The other birds in the area are blue-jays, robins and brown thrashers. The robins and thrashers seem to like hunting for their own food and don’t like any free goods. The blue-jays are interesting because they like the seed but they seem to feel unsafe on the ground, so they stay on a constant move (very fidgety birds, hard to get a decent pic)!

These are the birdies my husband and I tried to play with today. Although we were both on the tired side (the birdies and I), seeing them did brighten my day up a little! When the big things that I have no control over (like this insane weather) don’t fall into place, I try to focus on the small little things that bring me joy. It may not fix all my problems, but it does get me through another moment, another day. And, really, what more can I ask for?



6 thoughts on “Pining for Spring

    1. Thank you! 🙂 No, I haven’t seen them fight but my husband is a regular duck feeder and he has told me about it. The alpha male mallards are often more interested in chasing the “lower-class” ducks off the seed piles than eating! So he’s come up with a plan where he makes a bunch of seed piles so everybody gets a share. Heh heh!

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