And as I crouched to trim the unruliest of the Dogwood stems I suddenly realized there were dozens of birds singing throughout the yard. Stitching the skyline as they gathered choice bits of straw from the garden bedding. They seemingly arrived overnight.
And though I have yet to discover any new dens I have seen a large bunny near our back door. He (or she) seems quite comfortable with my company almost to the point of being tame.
The Coyotes too have made their presence known with their determined howls after dark. Spring is upon us.
Here's a pic of granite boulders wearing their scars like some ancient calendar.