The Zoo had a fun time helping the not-so-little humans find the eggs that the not-so-young ones hid all around the yard. They say that it is getting harder each year because there are fewer eggs and they are hidden higher and lower. Sofie decided that she was going to plant herself in the fern bed. We wanted to help eat all the candy but Mom said her usual, ‘NO,’ so we settled for some really yummy dog and cat treats. Though we do have bunnies living in the front yard, they were smart to stay away while we were hunting. We hope you had a festive weekend.
By the way, no one found the afikoman the night before, so they searched for that too.
Squash & Lulu under Big Tree January 2011 (he passed in February)
Lulu under the big tree 2012
Sofie and the tree shadow 2014
In honor of EARTH DAY, I am looking back at the big tree that has provided us many years of shade in the yard. The big maple towers over the house and must be many many years old. Many a dog has lazed in the shadow of her leaves, Tons of squirrels have raised their young in her upper boughs. Robins, wrens, blue jays, crows, nuthatch, chickadees, sparrows, cardinals, woodpeckers, finch, and even hawks have all used your branches. Thank you big tree for all you do for us.