I can't help it. I really do think Spring is here to stay! Sure, we'll probably get another cold snap or two, but there are just too many signs to ignore. The boys see them to, as evidenced by the increase in noseprints on the windows!
The back yard has seen a lot of action. Our exotic midwest "wildlife" has returned:
And one of my favorites, the Spring Peepers. These teeny little froggies start peeping (they are aptly named) at dusk every night. Their song is one of my all-time favorite sounds (right up there with Brutus' snorting, or rustling palm fronds in Hawaii). Thanks to the magic of the iphone, here are a few seconds of peeping from nearby my house for you all to enjoy:
The warm temperatures have also brought some more "domestic" visitors out of hibernation. I just had to get my favorite lawn ornament out, Gus the golfing toad.
Hey - it's Gus! Where ya been buddy?
And golfballs are already finding their way into my yard (often followed by the golfer who launched them).
Out in the front yard, the flowers are growing by leaps and bounds. Crocuses, daffodils, and tulips all up, some starting to bloom! All of them must look like salad to Brutus.
All these blooms, and they just go to waste. Why just smell 'em and not eat 'em? Silly humans, I just don't get them....
Just one little nibble. Come on, mom.... Pleeease?
Fine. Then no more posing.
Nope, not looking.
And finally, one of the most anticipated awakenings: Big Earl is out of storage and has rumbled to life!
He has a tune-up appointment next week, but then will be ready to hit the road for a summer full of adventure. They boys just can't wait! We can't let Flat Brutus have ALL the traveling fun, after all!
Let's go! What are we waiting for? There's a whole country out there to explore!!