March has come in more like a lamb than a lion, for which I am most grateful!
At the ditch, the ice is going out and the ducks and geese can choose from swimming to sunning on the still-frozen sections.
The Canada Geese have returned, co-existing peacefully with their fellow water fowl.
It's still nippy enough, though, that more than a few were huddled, head under wing.
These icicles looked beautiful hanging from the eaves, but were repeatedly knocked down to prevent pulling on them too much (or landing on someone's head. They melted in a day.
I've notice my squirrel and bird friends were crowding the feeders. Since the big melt, they are here a bit less.
We've enjoyed some tasty dinners recently, including this salmon recipe from the New York Times using a dill and ginger paste for the salmon. Served with tiny potatoes with fresh tarragon and thyme and roasted Roma tomatoes with fresh herbs and cheese, we were more than satisfied.
The salad was good, too, with orange, blueberries, avocado, spinach and a dressing made with the orange juice.
Our snow is melting, with a week or so scheduled to have forty-degree or higher weather. And in the garden? A sign of spring -- the first daffodil sprout.
No, we won't see these materialize until April or early May and no doubt will fall under snow again -- but it is a sign!
But till then, I leave you with another view of my woodpecker! Have a great weekend!