Like many of our furfriends, this past week brought us a mixed bag of weather: A quarter inch of ice, followed by wind, rain, refreezing & snow.
Wednesday night, the air was filled with cracking and popping. By morning, many a mighty maple branch had surrendered to the weight of winter. Even my little purple plum had lost a limb.
Yesterday, a red-winged blackbird visited our feeders; always an encouraging sign of Spring. I am hopeful the weather soon will turn to mild but, as I watch the icicles melt, Impatience sits along side me. Impatience is not a welcomed companion!