Scout alerted me to the presence of 6 wild turkeys crossing the back of our property. I ran for the camera but the turkeys moved too quickly for me to get a clear picture. I was, however, able to get this picture of Scout. She has fixed her border collie stare on the intruders. “How dare they? Get off my property!” Once they went on their way, she knew her job was done. Ever vigilant, Scout is a great watchdog. Riley, on the other hand, barks when Scout barks. Most of the time, he is unaware of the comings and goings on our property. Although I have seen him snap to attention when he spies some deer.
Proof that spring is here – our daffodils that sprout on the edge of the woods are just about to bloom. This particular daffodil is always the earliest bloomer. I can’t wait to see blossoms everywhere. In the meantime, I have been raking and cleaning up the garden beds. I see signs of rebirth everywhere, although some of last years plants look like they didn’t make it through the winter. Normally, I plant the first week of May, but it looks like I’ll be out of town on business for a while. I guess I will have to wait until I get back – but I am determined to have my hanging plants in place on the porch before I go!