The starlings had brought the grackles to the coontina Saturday morning and there was lots of muttering about the lack of service. Then it kept snowing...
On Sunday, Violet had had enough. I however, was strangely captivated by this last snowfall on the first day of spring.
Brian called and confessed that he had said out loud to someone that he wished there was one last snowfall. He took full responsibility. I couldn't be mad because some years I'm guilty of doing the same thing.
The snow didn't last long though because on Sunday the temperature was in the 50s and it started melting fast. Soon you could see the formerly snow covered crocuses reappear with their little stretched necks poking their heads above the melting snow. They were probably thinking- "What the heck happened there?"
Those crocuses are tough girls though and can survive just about anything.
In two days the snow was almost gone and more of those crocus girls appeared.
Some of them with the color of sunshine.
Then it was back to the usual gloomy days full of precipitation. But now that the daffodils are starting to put on their show, it is finally, finally definitely spring. The sun might be busy in other parts of the world but at least the sun-colored flowers of spring are located here.
There was another transition of sorts this past week. This permanently scuffed up cat shows up at the coontina twice a day... mostly for pets, not food. I've always wondered what his story was because he's always recovering from fights and certainly looks and acts like a stray but every now and then he will wear a collar...but never the same one. He'll wear a collar for a couple days and then it's gone and then several weeks later, a new collar. Who is putting them on? ....And who is taking them off? Anyway, he showed up in yet another new collar this week and this time with a nametag attached to it. Now I know he belongs to someone and is not a stray. The name of this cat just makes me laugh though because I would never ever have matched that name with this cat.
Ladies and gentleman (Russ, that's you), you have now been introduced to...