I know I promised to answer the question about the balloons, and take you shopping. But that will have to wait till my next post. Because I just remembered it is Groundhog Day! Here is a splendid one we found trying to hide from us.
He's come from this crack in the asphalt, where he has his burrow.
Time to venture further and have a look around.
Yikes, we've been spotted!
Time to sound the alarm!
And speaking of alarms, we spotted this one through our window. He has been fattening up in our backyard for the winter hibernation. Look how alarmingly fat he has become! But he will have to do with no fod for up to 150 days!
“The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.”
~Patrick Young, unverified