As soon as spring weather arrives, the cats start roaming around the yard. These three young ones are capering about on the maple tree.
Today there was a skunk meandering through the yard. It feasted on the mess of sunflower seed fallen from the feeders in the maple, and checked out a few other spots — the lilac bush across from the back step, the north wall of the Quonset, the parked half-ton, the burning barrel, and apparently the space beneath the step as well.
Cute little jigger! We watched from the north windows and each took a turn calling to it it, from a distance, to Go Away.