Today Phil poured mothballs inside after ascertaining that it was currently uninhabited, and we know exactly when the squirrel returned! I have never heard a squirrel complain that much and that loudly. It knew who was responsible, too. It went around to sit directly in front of our stairwell window, facing in, and chattered angrily at us for about an hour.
It even scared our cat out of the windowsill.
- 10:56 Our garage gutter is filled with whirligig seeds from the maple tree. Squirrels view it as their personal buffet.
- 18:13 Dear Spam: Saving effort by recycling responses to your own emails? "Stop sending me this crap" not likely to get your email read.
When I went outside, I saw dozens of robins perching in the trees and flying in the sky. The afternoon was warm enough that I didn't need a hat or mittens. The ice was all melting. I've always heard that robins are a sign of spring, but I've never seen this many all together in my life. It was an awe-filled, magical sight. Three or four other people walked by and never even glanced up, but I saw.
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Planted in June. Ripened after Christmas. Strange odd fruit born of an unnatural love and unfit for human consumption. Children two and three. Though the first tomato that ripened tasted pretty delicious on a BLT!
( What was that unnatural love? )
The currant bush in my backyard. When the light hits it in the late afternoon, it really does look like there are jewels hanging from the branches. I saw this on my way out the back gate to take one of my "photo safaris." For a split second, I hesitated to take the photograph because I thought it "wouldn't count."
Then I came to my senses.
I was on my way to the bus stop one morning when I saw this creature resting quite sedately in the center of the sidewalk. You can't tell size very well from this photograph, but he's about four inches long. He's a brilliant green, and there's a creepy eye/eye-shaped coloration on top of his head.
I wondered if he was a spy robot.
Taken at somebody's alley-side garden, during one of my neighborhood photo safaris during the golden hour. I have no idea what the flowers in it are (except for the marigold!), but I love the way this turned out. My favorite photograph of the roll. Really highlights how much better my manual camera is than my automatic, sadly....
I hope it's that sort of day. Yesterday was blech. The day before that, though, I stalked a giant green dragonfly, stared into the sun until tears streamed down my cheeks, climbed on top of our Very Steep Roof without dying, and was a passenger on the Extremely Unfortunate Bus.
What sort of day have you been having?