For those of you curious about what's going on at the homestead, here are a couple of fairly recent photographs.
First, around mid-April, our resident porcupine decided to take a wander through our yard to nibble on some of the new plants.
You can see that even just a couple of weeks ago, the grass was quite brown (though the coltsfoot was busy popping up its yellow dandelion-like flowers). A more recent photograph, from last week, shows how things are greening up around here.
They're even more green now. Pretty soon, the maples will have dropped their flowers and come out in full leaf. The buds are just about ready to burst now.