What a great day to enjoy the outside. It was windy, but wow what a wonderful sunny day with temps in the upper 70’s. Our son has been working the past couple of days straightening up the backyard, getting ready for some gardening and taking care of some weeding.
Today we sat out back on our swing and did some wildlife watching. We filled both bird feeders, mounted a suet cage, and even put a couple of ears of field corn on trees. All the critters should be happy. Our son also filled one of the bird baths and put a couple of rocks in it for some for the birds to stand on while drinking. See photos above when a squirrel was surprised.
We finally had a wonderful day, suitable for enjoying the outdoors in our backyard. Even though it was rather breezy, the sunshine and temperatures near 80 made for a most comfortable session on our canopy covered swing.
Our son surprised us with another colorful and striking cut flower arrangement. This time we were treated with some multi-colored daffodils in addition to the beautiful yellow blooms. It was a treat to look upon them while we enjoyed some bird watching and squirrel watching too.
While looking at birds on the feeder, I felt something hit my arm. Looking down I saw a cluster of “whirligigs” or “helicopters”, in other words maple tree seeds. Our maple tree literally covers our yard each spring with these fun adaptions to Nature’s procreations. We’ve already noticed many new maple seedlings sprouting from last years crop of fliers.
Today we noticed a squirrel checking out the suet in the feeder. This little guy seems to have two different color coats: gray and light brown. Any ideas why or how?
veggies fruit, Squirrel.
Back on Feb 15th we posted a picture of a grape eating squirrel. Here is another squirrel, this one enjoying a cherry tomato. You can decide which side of the tomato is a veggie or a fruit debate you are on.
This one is cute enjoying a grape.
Squirrels, deer, rabbits, raccoons and possums all like grapes. This squirrel found one of the grapes that we put out in the yard. He grabbed a grape and enjoyed it in the tree.
Captured these three mischievous squirrels. They had been cutting donuts in the yard and chasing up, down and around the trees. Then they took a break to forage a bit. This image was the result.
The squirrels and birds are liking the warmer conditions to do some foraging.
With temps near 45, the snow is retreating.
Love these warm temperatures and the bright sunlight melting the snow. There is a chance of some more snow tonight, hopefully with not much accumulation.