|Roger's close-up "selfie" shortly after the biopsy|
On the very bright and sunny side of life, the weather has cleared up and taken a sharp and beautiful turn toward spring. Temps have been in the high 60s and low 70s, blues skies and plenty of opportunities for walks in our little woods. One of our most favorite signs of spring is the return of the Sierra Newts to the local waterways where they tangle their bodies and make more newts! These two are the first of the season. There will be plenty more. The mass tangle of bodies can grow quite large, with many males all vying for one female.
|Roger put his clip on sunglasses here for size|
The rains did bring out even more mushrooms and fungus, which always makes us happy. This particular specimen was huge. We loved how it looked like a crazy giant egg in a lovely pine needle nest. Some critter had already found it and done a bit of nibbling.