Springtime has finally arrived in the Santa Cruz Mountains! Not only are the flowers blooming and the trees spreading but the "babies" are also here. Watching the baby Blue Jays hop from tree to tree is great. Years ago we built nesting boxes under the eaves and they are full of activity.
Murphy enjoys watching the baby squirrels chase each other around the lawn. She is a bit too old to be chasing after them now. So she is content to watch from a distance, running after each others' tails. It seems like they have developed their own game of tag.
April will also bring on a new batch of fawns. In just a few more weeks they will be following their moms out on the meadow. They all seem to enjoy the mountain plums that fall. It is great for me, less raking to do!
The warmth of the summer will soon be here, so now is a great time to enjoy our Glorious Spring!