Up at the unpleasant hour of dawn (I have never been an early riser, nor tolerant of those who are), this morning I had the pleasure of seeing, in my own back yard: 4 squirrels, 2 Cardinals (I think), and two ducks on the pond! I grew up in West Texas, where I believe we had Starlings, locusts and ants as the major wildlife to enjoy, and getting familiar with the critters is a new experience.

It’s really quite spectacular, but not enough to make me a morning person. It is good entertainment if up, though. We feed them, occasionally; we’ll be putting out more food today.