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Is It Spring Yet?
Brown Thrasher
Is It Spring Yet?

Here is another weather break where it is so warm one day and cold the next. As I write this, it is a warm 69 degrees outside and by tonight it will be a cold 33 degrees. That's what they say about the weather here in Tennessee, if you don't like it, wait about 30 minutes and it will change.

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In all kinds of weather
Song sparrow
In all kinds of weather

Here is another weather break where it is so warm one day and cold the next. As I write this, it is a warm 69 degrees outside, and by tonight, it will be a cold 33 degrees. That's what they say about the weather here in Tennessee - if you don't like it, wait about 30 minutes, and it will change.

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A Little East Of Lebanon
Eastern Meadowlark
A Little East Of Lebanon

We woke up to a very chilly morning where ice was formed over a small part of my heated birdbath. Birds from all over were shoulder to shoulder dipping their heads for a drink. My doves were not going to be bullied this morning and stood their ground with the rest of them.

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Up In Them Thar Hills
Brown Creeper
Up In Them Thar Hills

Waking up this past Sunday morning, I was half expecting to see some snow on the ground. Maybe I got up too late and it had already melted. Anyway, I saw my share of snow while I was up at the Cumberland Mountain State Park back on Friday.

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Little Wobbly in the Knees
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Little Wobbly in the Knees

Where in the world did this 70 degree weather come from, here in the middle of January? I am not complaining. Could this be a portion of global warming? Some scientist say so, while others do not agree. I think we will enjoy it while we can.

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Great To Be Back
Carolina Wren
Great To Be Back

I am so sorry that I was not able to write my normal weekly article for the last several weeks. Some of you have heard, some of you have not. The day after Christmas, I was put into ICU at Tennova Healthcare. My primary Doctor, Dr. Gary Gallant's nurse, detected an irregular heart beat while checking my vitals.

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Birding at Longhunter
Cedar Waxwing
Birding at Longhunter

This past Saturday, temperatures were up to 53 degrees and it felt wonderful. If the sun had been shining it would have probably been up in the high sixties. It was a different story when I woke up Sunday morning. I could see that some type of frozen precipitation had fallen. It was sleet, not snow.

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Cold Weather Birding
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Cold Weather Birding

After this past touch of polar air, I am most ready for spring. It got down to nineteen degrees, frost was thick and I could see my breath. It is time for a warm up. I hear from the old timers that it has to get super cold to kill the bugs in the ground, but they don't know that the bugs will just tunnel deeper into the soil.

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Somewhere Around Cedars
Pileated Woodpecker
Somewhere Around Cedars

Thank God for this wonderful rain that has started falling this past Sunday. Even yesterday, Saturday the 3rd of December, as we traveled through our wonderful Cedars Of Lebanon State Park and Forest, we noticed how dry things still are and only one careless toss of a cigarette could put us in the news like the Gatlinburg fire. Keep praying for rain friends.

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Into the Sunrise
Green Heron
Into the Sunrise

I almost hated to see the freezing temperatures down in the mid 20's as everything that has grown since spring is dead. I had a wonderful success with my Butterfly garden and am looking forward to doing it all over again next year.

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Thank Goodness For Hawks
American Kestral
Thank Goodness For Hawks

For those of you that was wishing for colder weather, you got your wish. My bird bath was frozen over and I will have to get me a de-icer to keep fresh water available during the winter. Birds are like us humans and need fresh water to survive.

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Cold Weather a Coming
Great Egret
Cold Weather a Coming

There was frost upon the pumpkin this morning and I was happy that I didn't have to get out that early. I will hope that I can hit the Powerball so I can move to Daytona Beach Florida. Just a dream, maybe.

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A Bit Nippy Outside
Yellow-rumped Warbler
A Bit Nippy Outside

A cool brisk morning was just what the Doctor ordered. With Daylight Saving Time over with, we can expect the nighttime to get here maybe before 5 0'Clock in the evening. Cold weather is definitely not my cup of tea.

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On The Road Again, I Hope
Carolina Wren
On The Road Again, I Hope

Where has Fall gone to, or maybe why is Summer hanging on so long? Is this some proof that "Global Warming" is true? El Nino? I'm not sure, but I am going to enjoy warm weather while it's here.

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I Don't Like Matthew
Florida Scrub Jay
I Don't Like Matthew

Keeping glued to the Weather Channel, we have made plans to flee the east coast of Florida if necessary. This will throw a wrench into the plans that I was looking forward to. This will be the second time this year that a hurricane has wrecked my vacation. The first came when Hurricane Hermine came into existence down in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Matthew Who?
Snowy Egret
Matthew Who?

Returning from Florida, the difference in temperatures was 20 degrees and the weather was dry. This was a huge difference where there is rain showers every day

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Cooler Weather Ahhhh
Tufted Titmouse
Cooler Weather Ahhhh

Cooler weather is on the way, according to Bree Smith with News Channel Five. My Butterfly garden has been a great success, with more visitors than I could count. Soon, we will have a frost and then everything will be gone untill next spring

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Autumn is Here, Finally
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Autumn is Here, Finally

It looks like Summer is fixing to turn loose and let Fall take it's place. Fall is a great time of the year, but my most favorite is Spring, because of the new flowers that bloom. You can keep Winter.

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My Adventure in Paradise
Emerald Hummingbird
My Adventure in Paradise

As most of you figured out, I had taken a two week vacation, first down in New Orleans and then onboard a ship headed out into the Gulf of Mexico. The weather in new Orleans was about the same that we had been having here. Lots of heat and humidity to go around.

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North To Bledsoe
Belted King Fisher With Dinner
North To Bledsoe

We seem to have caught a slight break this weekend with the weather. Saturday morning was a whole lot less in the humidity department. Of course the rains returned Sunday and we are back to where we were before, sticky.

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Birdwatcher in Training
Green Heron
Birdwatcher in Training

Well, the weather is still a bit on the warm side, but the storms seem to be going some where else. Now we are needing some rain. My Texas sunflowers are really starting to bloom and seem to be showing off their "Tennessee Orange."

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Old Mr. Noshoulders
Prairie Warbler
Old Mr. Noshoulders

Another hot week like the week before and the week before that. I am hoping for some decent weather in a couple of weeks so I can have a yard sale. It is easy to accumulate a bunch of stuff that you really don't need. Time to clean house.

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To The Lake And Back
Chipping Sparrow
To The Lake And Back

Time is slowly counting down to a vacation of a life time where just maybe, I can stick my toes in the sand. But before I go, there are many things that need to be done here at home. My flower garden looks very good, but there is plenty weeds that needs to be pulled.

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Cicadas, Are They Back?
Great Blue Heron
Cicadas, Are They Back?

This hot and humid weather makes me look forward to fall, with it's milder temperatures where one might just be able to open a window for some fresh air. The rain this week has been avoiding my little yard and it is getting time to drag out the "hosepipe", well that is what most of us southerners call it.

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Turkey Trot
Kentucky Warbler
Turkey Trot

We had another carbon copy week just like the last one with heat, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. I am sure the lawn mowing people are almost working overtime to catch up.

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