The colors don't show well here, but they are much more vibrant and pleasing.
A bit earlier, a murder of crows was carrying on something fierce in the back yard. I dislike crows in my yard for their effect on the smaller songbirds, so I try to scare them away when possible. I went out back and shoo them off but they were very persistent in hanging out next to a pine tree. Finally, I got them to leave and was wondering what they were devoting so much time and attention to.
See that big blob in the middle of that (unfocused) picture? That's a fat raccoon, using our pine tree as his resting and napping place for the day. Guess I'll be taking down the bird feeders tonight to assure that he doesn't find a reason to hang around. They can do major damage to the feeders themselves.
I hope all of you are getting some better weather. It is time.
Y'all take care.