Spring is my favorite season. I love watching the snow melt with the coming warm weather. Little green plants start poking out of the brown, messy garden beds. Trees start getting substance with the leaf buds forming. The grass greens up and resumes growing…fast, maybe too fast and with it, dandelions. Within days, plants are up, the grass has been mowed, the ducks are back at the pond and baby animals are showing up. Some people have birds in their yard, some have deer, some racoons, we have ducks and squirrels. Last year we had a family of red squirrels, the cutest little things I have ever seen. We may still get a family of them, but I haven’t seen any yet. This year we have a family of grey squirrels living in our dead tree attached to our pond. It has some hollow branches that are connected to their nest and they can run in and out of it. Their mother sends them out to play for an hour or so every evening and we sit in Andy’s old room and watch them chasing each other all over that tree. We’ve counted at least five of them, but there may be six…poor momma squirrel, she looks a little ragged.