Birds Sing, it Must be Spring!
No, it's not really Spring. It's still snowy and cold out there. But I have officially changed the clocks. The Christmas clock has had it batteries pulled out and the Bird clock is back.
The Girl buys me these clocks that make noise. It's her own special way of giving me a gift to both delight and torment me.
The Christmas clock plays a different Christmas carol on the hour, every hour. 12 lovely songs, but at some point, it's time to stop wandering the house wondering why you are humming "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". The volume of the music is tied to the amount of light in the room. If it's sunny and bright, the music is loud. If it's dimmer, the music plays softly. Only when you completely keep the room in deepest, darkest gloom of night does the clock just SHUT UP for crying out loud!
I don't mean it to sound like that. I like the clock, and the music. But sometimes...
Anyway, I replaced it today with the Bird Clock. This clock is actually a little scary when it has batteries in it. No matter how many times I hear the screeching... I mean, the music of beautiful bird calls, I forget it's the clock and I think it's a bird in the house.
These are North American birds known to haunt.. I mean, frequent the region in which I live - the Northeast. It's cold here, so most of these birds aren't very pretty. The cardinal is the exception. Have you ever listened to a cardinal? They have these crazy, manic calls. They are loud and long-winded. And they think they're better than everyone else. Really annoying creatures. Not at all friendly like sparrows. Sparrows are homely little creatures, but they don't mind if you stare at them or anything. They screech a lot, too.
Anyway, I moved the Christmas clock to the bathroom, sans batteries so it won't play music while you do what it is you have to do in there. But I thought it may be that some members of the family might enjoy knowing what time it is and how long they've been in the shower running all the hot water down the drain. That would truly be a Christmas miracle.
Image Credit » Photo is my own