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With so many trees outside our windows, you might guess that we get lots of birds around here. We get bluejays, woodpeckers, tufted titmice, and chickadees. But so far, I'm most excited about our resident pair of cardinals. I see at least the male pretty much every day, and I'm convinced that they're nesting beneath my forsythia bush. Here's a shot of the male. Isn't he handsome?? (His lady friend is pretty cute too!)
Speaking of birds, when I first saw these tracks, I thought we had landed in Jurassic park (the round ones are dog prints):
But, it was only a rafter (yes, that's the actual term!) of wild turkeys:
Betcha didn't know that turkeys can fly, did ya? Here they are, up in the trees at dusk (that's about all the flying they do, as far as I know...getting up into their roosts for the night). They seem to like the tall trees just behind the house. See that one in the middle near the bottom? That one's on his way up.
Of course, there are the deer:
We finally had some warm weather yesterday, so I took a walk down to the stream:
One of my favorite things about the property is that there's MOSS EVERYWHERE. Moss is one of my favorite things in the world.
Anybody know much about plants? I found a few of these popping up near the stream, and am very excited to find out what they are:
Finally, here's a birthday shout-out to Miss Loki, who turned 12 this week. Here she is in our den/kitchen (see our new kitchen table in the back? notice the lack of cat hair on the sofa? I am compelled to take pictures whenever I clean now, because things never stay that way for long).