So, I figure that one of the perks of being retired is that I get to sleep in. Not really late, but, 7 AM is two hours later than the 5 AM that I used to get up at. It's been great, up to a couple of days ago. I've had to have my bedroom windows open, to get it cooled down and the last couple of days, there has been this horrible cacophony in my yard.
It's no mystery, it's crows. Apparently, Ma and Pa crow have raised two bouncing babies this year. Said babies are now fledged, but not quite willing to admit that Ma and Pa aren't the sole food providers any more. They sit in the trees and they squawk, and caw, and, I swear, scream. This gets Ma and Pa excited, and they join in the chorus. At 5:30 in the AM. Consistently. Unrelentingly. Until even the cats mumble and grumble about the noise. Until I finally pull myself out of bed, slam down the windows and figure that, as long as I'm up, I might as well stay up. I suppose it's only nature, but, right now, I just wish that they would SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!