Today turned into an absolutely glorious day. After a bit of a dreary start and a brief shower, the sun emerged and brought its bright warmth to all. It was much needed and very much appreciated.
Even in the woods, where we walked Fergus, the warmth of the sun could be felt. The snow and ice are melting, mixing with mud. Winter is letting go. Fergus had a grand walk, sniffing, rolling in the snow, demanding cookies. He is doing well on his meds and able to have his walks. So we are happy about that.
He even had a little swim the other day.
Most of the snow has melted from our yard, revealing some fairly bedraggled looking gardens. Not much going on yet.
A few crocus tips are emerging on a south facing slope.
Some primroses are coming up as well. It is not much yet, but green shoots of any kind are a welcome sight.
And our little chipmunk friend is back after his winter snooze.
The girls were out having dust baths in their run, basking in the warmth. I brought them a bit of lettuce.
They thoroughly enjoyed it. Much clucking accompanied the pecking.
Blustery March winds arrived this afternoon, driving everyone back inside. But at least we were out for awhile.
Inside there are a few more signs of Spring.
This primrose is from last winter. It has been in this basket since the Fall, but has only just decided to bloom. Isn’t it lovely?
The lion days have definitely outnumbered the lamb days this March, and more cold weather is predicted for next week. But today was a lamb day…at long last!
🌷 Happy Spring everyone! 🌷