Painted pig update – feb 5 2024 After a bit of a winter lull of being maroon, a riot of color has shown up like an early spring. I wonder if this pig has taken punxsutawney phil at his word? I really like both sides, though the giant googly eye has been painted over in a solid blue. Something v is written on both sides, but my brain isnt having much success untangling the handwriting yet. The right side says “undecipherable” 5, maybe? #salemtraditions #paintedpigva #salemva #feb052024

Feb 5 2024

Day 20,091 Birdsong and a visiting squirrel on the camera this morning, and then I saw another squirrel at the duck pond on another low stone wall around one of the trees there. The duck pond squirrel had a little bob on its tail, and the one in our back yard had a full, fluffy one. Both were gray and white, and moved at a really good clip. I’m glad they were caught on video- we don’t get as many squirrels here as we did in Maryland. I am hoping to see another piebald “albino” one sometime in our new neck of the woods. #doodle #feb052024 #happymonday #squirrel #backyardzoo #lakespringpark #salemva