High Temperature: 82F Low Temperature: 53F Sunrise: 6:36 am Sunset: 8:09 pm Humidity: 61% Chance of Rain: 20%
If a day had to be picked as the most perfect kind of Oklahoma day, it would be this one. The morning clear and slightly cool. A light breeze carried the smell of sweet grass. There was no torment yet from the gnats that seek the tender, tasty edges of our ears, nor of famished deer flies circling overhead. The crisp songs of the meadowlarks (flushed as we walked through the grass), cardinals (perched at the uppermost branches of trees), bluebirds (warbling from the electric wires), a lone mockingbird (doing his aerobatics from the broken down windmill) serenaded us as they greeted the rising sun, each proclaiming their little slice of the territorial pie.
But it is early Spring and the weather is unstable. Thunderstorms loom for the evening. There is the dire forecast of hail. The tiny green blobs on the radar are slowly growing in size and moving eastward. And down south I can see the clouds amassing in shades of gray. But tomorrow looks like a seriously viable candidate for the most perfect kind of Oklahoma day.
Bird sighting: a lone Black-headed Grosbeak has stopped by on its way north to partake of sunflower seeds and water from the bird bath.