Strange Portents

The cats and I noticed something alarming in the garden this morning-a large flock of Chipping Sparrows fluttering around the pea fences.  (Well, I was alarmed. The cats were merely curious.)

I usually see birds flocking around the time school starts in mid to late August. It is only mid to late July, and I certainly hope that this isn’t a portent for an early winter. Our garden is a couple of weeks behind as it is, and we will need as many frost-free days as we can get for a good harvest.

How good are you at predicting things?

19 thoughts on “Strange Portents”

  1. Not very good at predicting. I tried to predict the stock market direction on a daily and weekly basis for more than 20 years and had no better luck than maybe slightly above average. And I don’t have a trick knee or lumbago that lets me predict when a storm’s coming. 😦

    Chris in Owatonna

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  2. Today I have learned that predicting who your words will touch is simply not possible. And I am okay with that. Tell your stories, share your words – they are important in ways you may not know about until much later.

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  3. I guess it would have been a good prediction that it might be quiet on the Trail today. Good to see all of you this morning that could make it.

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