gave opportunities for beautiful pictures).
With the sun peeking through the billowing grey and white clouds, I can see two Mallards (nicknamed Chip and Dip) swimming in the water-filled culvert in the front yard. We had a muskrat hanging around the backyard all day yesterday, fascinating us as he waddled about the yard, and an elegant heron flew overhead. The frogs serenade us with their mating songs throughout the days and nights–do they ever sleep?–and the first crocus are searching for warmth, their purple and white heads turned towards the sun.
Here are a couple pictures I took after writing this post today, of our yard and Freddie–the new nickname for the muskrat:
Yes, spring is coming–just slower than usual. We who live in the Midwest can certainly appreciate the changing seasons, especially after a snow-filled winter. C