Say that fast, five times. I promise that this is the LAST reference to Farch I will make. This year. I plan to heavily medicate myself so that I can float on to April without a backwards glance.
On the plus side, the temps are going up into the low 40s today, with some puny sun. That should take care of some of the snow. I have been going around, picking up various bits of flotsam that were blown through the yard by the last bit of weather 'change' - meaning the gale force winds that seem to be the new normal every time the weather changes. Of course, the trash guy never made it to pick up the trash (I am back to transporting my own at the end of this month - recycling be damned), so my recycling bin was blown over. I am sure you can imagine the rest. The bottom of my deck rail bird feeder also disappeared - it may be in the next county. It has been a punishing winter.
At an earlier date (obvious from the lack of ice-crusted snow) I managed to get a picture of "my" male Cardinal with one of the many Juncos that visit the feeder. Thanks to the dagnabbit squirrels, I will have to rebuild most of the feeder, as they gnawed the side rails. Bloody vermin. I am trying to use my new camera more often, but - since it has snowed almost every single day - I don't dare take it outside. Once we get a break in the weather - and if that break happens when I am home and not in my office, watching it sadly from the inside out - I will inundate you with pictures! I will. You'll beg for mercy.
*A little disclaimer - the Seeds of the Month thingy on the side is, indeed, an ad. Of sorts. However, I am a member because I LOVE the idea of it and, if you click on that button and end up joining, it will benefit me. Just wanted to be upfront and honest with y'all.