The earth is soaked from yesterday's rainfall , leaving early morning misty landscapes.
Long overdue, Winter days are now warming, later in the week, a predicted balmy 70 degrees.
The Iris are pushing their shoots out of the soil, I keep reminding them it's Winter and to stay safely snuggled beneath their blanket of earth, but they insist on reaching out to feel the warmth of the sun.
The First Sergeant has taken his bird-feeding duties most seriously, and has developed quite a following.
His goal is to have them feed out of his hand, but with cat's around, I'm not sure if that's such a wise thing.
The wild turkeys appear morning and evening, a flock of forty or more.
They feed on the Sunflower seeds and anything else they choose.