It happened at last: we had an honest-to-goodness winter storm up here in Maine. And it was real snow, light and powdery; the kind that wasn’t mixed with rain, freezing rain, sleet, or ice.
And here’s a picture of my cat, Hazel. No doubt she’s dreaming of eating the
female cardinal* red bird of indeterminate origin** Purple Finch who is dreaming of summer.
* It’s been brought to my attention that this bird is not a cardinal. Thanks Mav!!!
** The bird has been identified as a Purple Finch. “Not as common as they once were and nowhere as common as the Cardinal. Actually a nice find these days. Carpodacus purpureus is the specie.” Thanks Tom!