Nocturnal neighbor.

My new neighbor is at it again--hammering away on her shed until all hours of the night. Not a peep out of her during the daylight hours, but after dark, she puts up a fine racket. I had planned to pay a visit this spring, but she keeps her woolly mammoth of a canine outside, and the behemoth doesn't care to see any other animals (besides my neighbor) in the vicinity. But at least the beast is quiet when my neighbor is outside pounding away. The most recent project looks like the start of a fence extending from her shed, headed in the direction of my garden... and now I imagine the mutt barking away over my shoulder as I plant this spring, with just a rickety fence separating us...

Dug in it!

It's the first (official) day of spring, the snow and ice have melted, and the flower bulbs have busted their skins! After brushing away the leaves and mulch from last year, I found this... These tiny shoots are the sign that the New Hampshire winter is finally over, and plantful things with pop out of Lopstick's luminous loam. Updates in the coming weeks...

Dig in it!

The middle of March and there's still snow on the ground in New Hampshire. Not all that unusual, but the sheer amount of snow is. About a foot (a big foot) of the stuff is left over from the last snowstorm. But I am certain there are crocus shoots underneath the surface of the ground, just waiting to pop up and say, "Spring has sprung!"So I'm digging the snowy flower bed...

Felinesque creatures...

This morning I peered through the mudroom window and saw these crepuscular felinesque creatures at the edge of a snow bank. I grabbed my camera and took a pic. More woodland creature mutations? Hybrids? Apparitions? I carefully stepped outside onto the deck and they scattered...

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