See? This was taken on March 4th. The only things green in this pic is the evergreen trees and the moss.
That’s the gate that opens up to the pond, by the way. Sometimes on a especially nice day, I open it up and grab a lawn chair and a book and go sit. The cats instantly are all over that, because it it two things they like best: being with the Mama, and visiting the pond (w/o crawling on bellies under the fence to do so).
So I ask you, what could be better? Sitting under the walnut tree, with a good read and the pond in view, and two kitties twining ’round your legs?