It’s been snowing all morning, but guys gotta do what guys gotta do when the calendar says it’s Spring.


We caught Tom here performing his famous annual engineering and chemical stunt in our side yard a couple of hours ago. He’s strutting slowly while flexing connected muscles in his skin to erect body and tail feathers; simultaneously, he’s contracting blood vessels in his head to change skin color and lengthen his nose snood.


The hens were not interested at all; we think we heard one shout, “It’s snowing for God’s sake, Tom!”


(Brooklin, Maine)