It has just started to be warmer here over the past two or three days. Last week we had a late Easter egg hunt here at our house for our three year old grandson. Grandma and Grandpa Easter bunny had hidden the eggs, forgotten how many we had hidden, and where all of them were hidden. We thought our grandson had found them all, but apparently he did not.
Here is what happens when the Easter Squirrel finds missed eggs. See the big hole he/she chewed in the plastic egg. The Easter Squirrel must have thought it was an amazingly giant peach-colored nut of some kind. And something big was rattling around inside. So you can see the teeth marks and the hole he/she made. Apparently, he/she doesn't like chocolate eggs or chocolate coins because that is what was inside of it, and the chocolate hasn't been touched by teeth. I sure would have liked to have seen that Easter Squirrel carrying that peach colored egg to where he/she had been chewing on it, and the chagrin on the Easter Squirrel's face when he/she found chocolates instead of a big nut inside.
Here is my little gardening grand with his Mickey Mouse garden gloves, and Mickey Mouse gardening tools. The Old Easter Bunnies put them in his basket. I think that it may be a while before I turn him loose near my tulips or hyacinths--look at that claw tool!
My Oops!-almost-forgot-to-plant tulips are coming up pretty well. And the hyacinths I planted at the same time are just peeking up. Still so small that I used big pink arrows to point them out. You can see the chicken wire to keep the Easter Squirrel and the neighbor kitty off of them. The poor little crocus that managed to come up were so small that I couldn't get down low enough to get a decent picture of them. The blooms are about the size of the wild purple violets that are in our yard, or maybe even smaller. Only a few came up. All winter something (perhaps the Easter Squirrel) had been digging holes right where we planted the bulbs. I think the Easter Squirrel likes crocus bulbs better than chocolate candy. OH HAPPY SPRING!