There are unmistakable signs of a seasonal changeover. Woodpeckers and crows are performing territorial displays and today I saw my first returning red-winged blackbirds. Lemon yellow patches are appearing in the olive coloured winter plumage of goldfinches. Raccoons and skunks are becoming more active. Near store entrances, packets of flower and vegetable seeds beckon from cardboard displays. An extended thaw is forecast for next week. My thoughts are turning to new rubber boots.
|This Madagascar Jasmine was a grocery store impulse purchase. Wonderful fragrance!|
|Lemon yellow is slowly replacing the olive on goldfinch winter plumage.|
|Red-winged Blackbirds pause their journey for a fuel stop. Father and son perhaps?|
|Day or night, Ellie Mae can watch live theatre from her window perch.|
|Woodshed visitors from my night cam in the last few nights.|