For the past few weeks, aka The Great Dimness, when the sun never shone and the air was frigid despite the fact that it was supposed to be Spring, I've been checking the backyard for Mr. Bun-Bun, the rabbit who comes to nibble the grass and probably my flowers, although I am such an indifferent gardener, I really can't tell.
Late yesterday afternoon, along with the return of the AWOL sun, Mr. Bun-bun came literally leaping into the yard! And there was much rejoicing at Casa Moore. We were worried he hadn't survived. Last year there was also a Mrs. Bun-bun (slightly smaller) and Baby Bun-Bun (much smaller), so it could be that we saw Baby Bun-bun in his adolescence instead (which might explain the great leaping). We shall keep our eyes peeled.
At the same time, there was a brilliant red cardinal in the leafless branches of a shrub. Gorgeous! And how do such small creatures manage to make such a loud song? Also spotted was a female cardinal, and two robins.
My poor crocuses that have been huddled together for warmth, no doubt muttering darkly about the cold, opened their faces to the sun and spread wide.
Yes, it seems we are finally, finally, finally getting some spring weather. This weekend it even promises to be hot. I tell ya, I may go a little bananas. I'm definitely going for walks!