It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a noreaster without snow. Stormy insane weather is always more fun than just a gray rainy day. I can’t help thinking that Liz would be jealous. The weather seers say it will stay like this all weekend. While I may be sick of it tomorrow, it seems like fun for now.

I shouldn’t have changed the birdseed outside yesterday… because of the wind much of it will get wet today. I’ll have to keep an eye out for sprouts. If I see any this time around I’ll try planting them. Nothing like some free sunflowers, right?

Still, I threw some seeds on the ground for the ground-dwelling folk and in the insane wind and rain a little hungry squirrel was out there stuffing his face. Eventually the wind scared him into running away. I wonder with animals like that… they have a great sense of hearing and smell, but wind is carrying smells from pretty far away, and I wonder if the smell of the neighborhood black cat could scare him away. He eventually took off, but he’s less skittish than the woodchuck.

It’s been a nice cross section of wildlife out in the backyard so far this spring. I’ve seen cardinals, tufted titmice, goldfinches, warblers, robins, chickadees, sparrows, gray squirrels, a woodchuck, and the neighborhood cat. Some mornings between 9 and 10 it’s downright noisy and crowded in the backyard.

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