Sunday, April 20, 2008
Whole Lotta Meltin' Going On
Finally, it is beginning to melt. I won't say more than that for fear of jinxing it all. As you can see yesterday there was mud, lots of mud. Everyone tromped mud into the house. Even the fish tank managed to get mud on it.
We were able to sit outside comfortably in the sun.
Vivi played all over the place. She relished the chance to be outside without a coat and hat and mittens. She even occasionally walked on the snow with no boots on to track down Henry. This resulted in many fine faces.
Our afternoon gave us seven species in the yard. We really enjoyed watching the Redpolls jockey and squabble. The Black-Capped Chickadees chased each other around. The Magpies came in for an occasional visit. There were Ravens way up talking and playing in thermals. The Boreal Chickadees and the Grey Jays competed for suet. It was a raucous and noisy yard. However, at one point it went absolutely still as two Bald Eagles silently glided over head, about twenty feet above. Even Mad Squirrel quit yapping.