I know, I know. The Northern Rockies are probably
just behind Alaska when it comes to getting warm weather.
But we've had a few hours of sunny warmness in the
past few days so I finally planted the Siberian Iris bulbs I bought a month ago.
Our daffys are finally in bloom.
The tulips I planted along the canal bank should be in bloom
just in time for Mother's Day again.
Our local paper only comes out three times a week. The story that went with the photo of the cougar up the "power poll" (see previous post) was published online. Sad news for the big cat. It was shot not long after the picture was taken and left for dead. Shooting a lion is illegal and out of season. Fish and Game Officers are investigating. They said many human foot tracks were left in the snow where the lion was found and they know what kind of gun was used to shoot it.
Both gray wolves and lions help themselves to livestock when they are hungry. Farmers sometimes defend their investments even when the predator is protected. The shooter also may have been concerned for family and pets or just looking for bragging rights.