Now, slowly and later than normal, the mid-March sun has gained strength, and at last the earth has begun to respond in hit-and-miss fashion. With a random day here and there in the 30s or 40s or 50s, we feel oddly comfortable after the arctic extremes that have reigned for so many months.
This week we are seeing a softening. The night-time low temperatures are mostly staying near freezing and rising a bit in the day. The grass is beginning to appear here and there after our winter without it. And today the sun is bringing us up to the 50s!
There by the window, Dog, you are driving us nuts with your barking. And what is the cause? You are seeing the squirrels!
Now you REALLY go ape, and you urge us to share what you're seeing; and what IS it?
It's the mallards! a courting couple down in the creek, trolling the waters in peace in the sunshine.
|----A SPRING MALLARD IN THE CREEK----|
Bark all you want, Dog; the mallards are welcome, and we can rejoice!
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