Anyone who lives in groundhog country will have a woodchuck tale or two to tell. Growing up in Kentucky I sure did. The first piece I wrote for a poetry class I took at the University of Arizona in 1969 was about groundhogs. I’ll spare you. Oh, and my friend Russell Lowes shot me a note regarding marmots in Arizona. A few years ago while backpacking in the Kachina Wilderness near Flagstaff he and fellow hikers saw yellow bellied marmots. That’s pretty darn cool! So, I’m corrected and excited about marmots in Arizona. Thank you, Russell.
Anemone tuberosa is truly a harbinger of the spring to come and I talk about this sweet early bloomer every February. The photos are mine. And, below you’ll find a book highly recommended by the local school librarian. “It’s quite informative and considerably lighter in bed.” She should know…we sleep together.