Just Ignore the Groundhog

The rotund little rodent got it wrong again. It was groundhog’s day yesterday and Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. Tell it to this azalea. Of course, the goofy groundhog is much farther north and is afraid of its own shadow, so he missed the sunshine and warm weather here. Yep, spring is inContinue reading “Just Ignore the Groundhog”

And Now They’re Gone

They arrive between Thanksgiving and Christmas to cheer up the holidays, though their colors are hardly festive. On arrival for their winter stay, they seem like nondescript little birds with only some subtle wing bars that verify they are goldfinches. Through the early spring they gradually brighten to their brilliant namesake plumage with a dozenContinue reading “And Now They’re Gone”