End of long and exciting day. Snow is all gone except for in the shadows and "stuff" is starting to show some life. Here, Miss "S" is deep in thought about something... either that or she's content to have her paws on something other than sopping wet, cold muck!
Approximately 69 days later (Apr 24, 2011 - July 2, 2011) this flat, dormant field has exploded into a vernal jungle of mixed grasses, flowers, ferns, shrubs, etc., in which thousands of small animals, insects and birds go about their business. Except for the horrendous black, deer and horse flies, and squadrons of the most persistent mosquitos on the planet, this New Brunswick land is a paradise.
And then on August 18, 2011 Miss "S" struck another pose on the same fence rail. Another few inches of vegetation and we won't be able to see her at all!