We're not the only creatures whose countenances sometimes seem to lack dignity ;)
This is kind of a clean up week, a sweep of some odds and ends left over from weeks past.
There are still a few leftovers, but maybe this next week's reading table will prove more interesting.
In the backyard around the feeders and baths, these guys can be pretty bossy. On their own amid the darling buds of April, they're all right. Especially when they stay still long enough for me to grab a camera ;)
So the good news from the lake is that the pelicans are making a belated appearance. Sunday evening we saw two in the sky; today I saw two zooming around overhead and two in the water. Last year they showed up on March 21 and there were plenty more by now. I wonder if they've not heard that there will be no mass meetings on the lake this year.
The bad news is that the warm weather has brought out mobs of mosquitoes, mosquitoes that are the size of hummingbirds. Some birds are back, but not enough to balance things out.
Even more fluff than usual this week and that's about what I'm up for right now.
It seems that I read more and more on my iPad. It's convenient not only for reading, itself, but also for obtaining books. This past week, for instance, it was delightful to be able to download the Guido Brunetti book on the date of its publication. What I don't like is being unable to pass books along. The "loan" feature of Nook is really attractive; neither iPad nor Kindle have it.
Trees beginning to leaf out is a sign of imminent wet, heavy snow where we live. Yesterday's little storm was just enough to flatten the iris reticulata that were already in bloom and the neighbor's daffodils. (The stiff, upright hyacinths that I've no use for in my garden came through just fine in his.) This kind of snow is an excellent harbinger of Spring.
Toddling around looking for botanical art books, for some reason I ran across a textbook:
Computers Are Your Future provides extensive technology reference without being overwhelming.
Well, good, I guess.