Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Things I See In My Backyard

Is this a sign of spring in Florida? The random roving armadillo? Not sure, but this little guy was going to town in our backyard a few days ago, snuffling through the grass for bugs. Every time the cats came out to look at him, he'd curl up and go very still. The cats would get bored and walk away. I think they thought he was a rock.Unfortunately, we think he also chewed through one of the wires that connects the solar heating element to the pool pump. Good thing it was still under warranty. Other than that, spring comes to Florida the same way summer does in other states - days that reach into the low 80's, but the nights are still high 50's, low 60's. It's a lovely time of year since there is very little humidity. We call it our Hawaii season and live with the doors wide open. Yesterday all I wanted to do was lounge in front of the open slider where I could see the blue sky and the sunshine and listen to the birds and the sound of the water.

What's spring like in your neck of the woods? Are there signs of it yet?


  1. Anonymous10:59 AM

    I saw more armadillos while I was in Florida this year than EVER. What a mess they made in the yards, (Digging for grubs I guess) The only good armadillo is a dead armadillo. Sorry. Don't like those things!

    Signs of spring...The lake is up behind my house, the camellia bush blooms, the rosemary bushes have small blue flowers, we leave our door open a lot for the weather (but have to pull the screen door to keep the bugs out)

    Funny you should mention Hawaii.. last night, I dreamed I was in Hawaii and I've never been there!

  2. It's a balmy 27.8 degrees here today.

    I think Ben Linus moved Washington State to the Midwest.

  3. Is it true that some armadillos can be a carrier for leprosy? Or is that an urban legend?

    Anyhew, every time I think spring is here to stay, I need my earmuffs. I'm not feelin' it yet. :(

  4. I've got the same weather as you :) I love this time of year in Florida, when you can leave all the windows open. Then summer comes with a bang and it's all about the a/c! Haven't seen any armadillo's, but I did see a freakishly large raccoon in our backyard last week.

  5. 62 last weekend. 30 Monday, and it snowed like mad. Woke up this morning, it was 45 and gorgeous, the snow was gone.

    I love New England. :)

  6. LOL at Gwen! Spring in NJ is pot luck. Last Monday we had a blizzard. By Saturday we could go outside without coats. Today was chilly enough for winter jackets again, but the daffodils are poking up from the ground so real spring can't be too far away.

  7. *grumble*
    Thunder snow.

  8. OMG that's crazy...I've never seen one of those in real life before.

    It's cold here in Cleveland. We had, like, a half day of pretty weather...haha