mud season arriving, tuesday afternoon

a woman and her dog
what the porcupine did
maple sap from the injury above
it's coming
it IS

although there is little mud here, there is plenty of punky snow and accumulated detritis. and yesterday morning i saw the porcupine falumphing out of the yard and into the woods. i didn't get a photo, though, because i also smelled skunk and wasn't sure where it was. never surprise or annoy a skunk.