Not one but two Indigo Buntings (a poor picture taken through the window screen, but there's no question about the identity of these birds!)
American Goldfinches (I've had lots of these in my yard for the past several days and they're all singing like crazy too)
Mrs. Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Chubby Cheeked Chipmunk
Finally got the cola-colored water and a wheelbarrow full of leaves out of my little goldfish pond. The grackles will probably drop dozens of fecal sacs in it tomorrow (sigh). I'll let the water warm up for a couple days and then release my goldfish back outside for the summer.
Crabapple blossoms are just starting to open.
This tree is covered with buds--it should be FABULOUS by Sunday!
Thanks to all of you, my faithful readers for checking in and commenting--especially when I haven't had the time to post regularly or check in with many of you on your blogs either. I can't remember how I managed to get so many posts done last year at this time and still have time for my other activities. I guess my time management skills have declined over the past year. I just want you to know that I'm not deliberately ignoring you, but I've actually been pretty busy at work and when I get home---> the backyard beckons. I guess I need to look into getting a wireless laptop so I can post from the hammock or lawn chair. I'll try to get caught up on the next rainy day!!