Monday, March 1, 2010

melting away...

I took a walk into the backyard today. It's actually been quite awhile since I have. It was quite peaceful and mild. Funny how 40 degrees F. can feel so nice! The snow is melting away, there are patches of brown that are spreading. I'm sooo ready for spring, or even just little indications that it's on its way.

Can you guess what these next two photos are of?

Maybe without a sense of perspective it's not so easy. I believe that they're squirrel tracks. You know how they run around and zig-zag all over the place? I've been seeing some small squirrels lately, newbies. So when I went out into the back the first one ran like something was after it. And then I was surprised by the second one overhead, squawking up a storm. I tried to get closer to get a photo, but that just freaked him or her out even more and it took off into the treetop, never to be seen again by me. I say newbies, because these guys acted like they'd just seen the largest animal ever ever in their lives, and they didn't like it :-). I'm assuming that the extreme fear will pass, as others of our species appear to them as winter melts away.

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