Friday, February 5, 2021
A Daffodil Blooms
We are seeing definite signs of spring! Yesterday I noticed several long-tailed tits flitting around our bird feeders...
...and the daffodils in the garden are beginning to bloom. (So far only this one, but as you can see, we have lots of buds on the way.)
Totoro spent the winter indoors, after being knocked off the walnut tree last fall. I'd been hanging him up with natural-fiber cord, but that stuff deteriorates over time and becomes vulnerable to marauding squirrels. So when I finally re-hung him yesterday I did it with metal wire. Even Totoro's green glass bell clapper is now suspended from wire. Totoro isn't going anywhere.
Otherwise, a quiet day yesterday. I finished another Newbery book and realized with shock that even if I read two Newbery winners per week -- which is a pretty ambitious goal, I think -- I'll be reading these books for another six months! I don't think I fully realized the immensity of this project when I began it.