Friday, April 08, 2011
Early Spring, First Week in April
The Goldfinches are making excellent progress in their molting back to yellow.
Another sign of spring in the above picture - the window needs washing.
The grass is turning green and threatening to need mowing even though the daytime temperatures are still around 40F and the extended forecast is for rain, rain, and more rain.
For wildlife interest in this picture, I chose a mole hill.
AccuWeather has promised us a warmup, going as high as 80F on Sunday. With rain and possibly violent thunderstorms. In April in SW Michigan, violent thunderstorms translates as tornado weather. Our houses have basements for just that reason.
I love the look of the sedum buds in the spring.
Each year I've been increasing the garden areas devoted to sedum because the deer don't eat them.
This is a wobbly picture of a muskrat in the creek taken by someone with two pulling, leashed dogs who dream they can catch a muskrat without getting wet.
Sometimes a muskrat comes up on the land.
For this picture I only had one leashed dog pulling on me, so it's a bit less blurry.