Thursday, 15 March 2012



Ironically, this Ides of March day began with a thunderstorm! Reminded me of reading Julius Caesar, the play by Shakespeare, a few years ago.

Turned out that it was not a bad omen or anything, the day was beautiful, amazing!

On days like these, the great outdoors is the place to be. Everything seems to be reawakening after the winter cold & green traces are bursting through. 

In the back yard a group of grackles was in a tizzy about something, I thought it was the dog who was touring his property. However, it seems that a squirrel with a huge tail had climbed his way into the middle of the tree where the birds had staked a claim. It was a noisy time for a while until the squirrel gave up and departed.

Meanwhile, a couple of mallard ducks have returned, as well.

Just made up a list for some grocery items for St. Patrick's Day. Soda bread, stew and a bit of Guinness should be a tasty meal on the 17th.
Bought some nasturtium seeds but I will wait a bit longer to plant them.

Have a great weekend--starting a bit early, must be the weather! 

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Joanne said...

Nature is very entertaining, isn't it? The animals seem very busy this spring ... Wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Thanks, Joanne!

Best on the book trail!

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sounds like you've got an exciting day to look forward to. I hope you'll post some photos of the Nasturiums soon.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Andee, thanks for the good wishes & a belated hearty welcome to my blog!!!
Nasturtiums have a special place in my container garden on the deck & have been part of the photos on my blog--you can check the archives if you wish.
Hope to post new ones of this climbing variety this year but it will be a while here in Ontario.