I entered the "Realm" yesterday. The sun was shinning and the temp was just above 40 degrees. I got to "Observation Hill" and loaded up the feeders. Birds flocked immediately and I was pleased. I made a cup of coffee and added a dollop of vodka to help warm the bones and watched. I got a couple of good pictures and suddenly I noticed a chipmunk, the first of the season! A huge smile crossed my face as I watched and I remember saying "Yeah" to myself. So small yet so important to me.
My truck stayed in the woods all winter as I got stuck just after the first snow fall and decided to leave it there. I stuck the key in and she fired off right away. It shouldn't be long and I will be able to get her out once again.