Hello!! A few days ago we had wonderful, sunny weather again and it was so warm that Lautrec and I actually asked to go outside...twice!! Lautrec likes to wander off looking for places to do his 'business' in the nature, but I, refined and sophisticated, don't do those things outside. Rather, I prefer to find my special warm place on the bench by the wall where the sun keeps me lushiously toasty!! Last week you saw me in this exact same spot!! It isn't just a coincidence!
Even the birds seem to know that Spring is not so far away. Lately, they have started singing a bit (the blackbird seems to be practicing because he sings quietly to himself), nevertheless, all bazillion of them continue to mooch food off the bird feeders. People, we live in the middle of a forest!!! Can't they find food in the forest?? There is one thing they can't probably do in the forest - gather on the sandstone walls and eat the salt and/or calcium that crystalises on the surface of the stones. I'm not sure whether it is salt or calcium that they look for - maybe both - but as you can see in this picture that Mom took from one of our windows, they gather in large groups where they all hold onto the wall and peck off what they find. They have done this several days in a row now. Can you imagine if you could not only fly (which is, in itself, a wonderful feat), but also walk on walls??? Birds are so cool!!