And just for fun, here are some pictures of a cute little chickadee I took today. Those guys are hard to catch, they don't hold still very long unless they're on the ugly plastic feeder (not very photogenic!). I KNEW there was a reason I hadn't bothered to clean out my planters!
And here's a picture of the creek, visible again now that much of the ice is melted. The creek itself is still mostly frozen though; up until this year it never froze, but whatever they did with their bulldozers this summer has had a big effect.