The warmer weather has gotten me out walking in the neighborhood again and that's a good thing because otherwise I might have missed seeing this unusual fruit tree. Does anybody know what kind of tree produces red fruit like this in the month of March?
Wisconsin has more than 65 types of wild birds and here's an unpleasant fact regarding these birds. It's estimated that 39 million birds are killed by cats each year in our state. Really now, how do "they" come up with these numbers? This pretty northern cardinal was sitting on the arborvitae in our neighbor's yard.
Meet Chloe. She's the guard dog who lives at my friend's house. Who needs United Security Services when you've got Chloe?
The common cattail is native to North America and it's not unusual to see this species growing in the wet ditches of our neighborhood. I was fascinated with them as a kid and I still am today. This particular stand is just down the street from me.
When it come to spring
all is not hopeless here.
The daffodils have made an appearance.
They're shy and only reveal a little
of themselves at a time.
This prickly pear cactus is hot stuff
and it's ready to come back to life.
Hard to believe that in three months
it will produce pretty yellow flowers.
Thanks for joining me for a walk in the neighborhood.