Today started off pretty crazy. There was a house fire a couple of blocks from here and the sirens woke me. I don't know how many fire companies responded but there were a lot and there was a lot of smoke. When we did try to get out that way we were turned back but you could see that the house was very damaged. I'm just hoping that no one was hurt.
Then we were off to the races, running errands and trying to get back in time for HWNSNBP to get ready to start his basketball officiating duties for the day. When we came back to the house around lunch time the yard had some visitors. You can see the deer in the background, several of whom were fighting over three soft apples that I had thrown out there. I intended for some of the apple to go to the chipmunk who also made an appearance today.
But the nicest surprise was seeing that the finches finally found HWNSNBP's new finch feeder. These are goldfinches with their winter coloring. They become more yellow as the days get longer. That feeder is full of thistle seed and has been out there since New Year's. It has taken them a while to find it. The feeder in the front has seed for the other birds (and the pesky squirrels who will swing on it until that seed is on the ground!).
We got a little bit of the promise of spring today - that was nice.