If we hadn’t already said, “Spring is here,” we’d now say, “Spring is here!” Because these crocus say so.
Over in the side yard, we had a brave daytime raccoon visitor. Usually, the raccoons around here show up during the day hours only if 1) They are really, really hungry, 2) They are pregnant and need the extra food (a wee bit early for that situation here), or 3)…
… If they got word there are some really cool feeding stations they simply MUST check out. Waiting patiently at the fence opening, Cocoa says, “Um, stripy one, you’re in my spot.”
Farther down the row, someone has moved into the feral shelter Spitty’s Place. Can you see the tamped down straw? We bet this is a great cozy spot to spend the chilly night…
… especially since we just cleaned out the shelters and stuffed them full of new, fresh bedding straw.
Maybe this mystery cat has staked out a claim on Spitty’s Place. We have no idea who this kitty is. Very skittish. Very intense eyes.
We know who this cat is, though. This blurry photo is of Reenie, who lives at Momo’s house up the street. After three years, Reenie still won’t let us take a good photo of her.
Just so we won’t think winter is over yet, we still see stormy skies. Looking out our north-facing, upstairs window in back, looks like someone’s got rain coming.
We just had wind on that day, hence, introducing Windy Squirrel.
And his late-to-the-nut-box, Windy Squirrel’s slacker brother, Lounging Squirrel.
And finally, just because, here’s one of our Northern Flickers, a bird Mom calls “eatin’ size” because they are as big as pigeons.
Lastly, here’s some more purple flowers. Mom might have gone a *teensy bit* overboard on purple-y plants last year. But it ought to all even out once everything else pops into bloom later in the month. That’s about all that’s going on around here. Miss Itty says Hi! Have a good weekend!