baby squirrelHopefully, everyone is enjoying a bit of spring weather.  Today, I was outside observing a young squirrel venturing out of its nest and scampering around the oak tree.  Its parents were close at hand and playing around climbing upside down and spinning in circles.

Later, I paid the price for these big oak trees, raking up bag after bag of dropped leaves.  A neighborhood stray cat curled up on my deck railing to take a nap in the sun while I raked leaves, and children were playing basketball in the street.

It has been a really nice day.