However, he's bounced back a bit this year. A lot of new limbs have sprouted all over him, so there's hope.
Now, however, a bunch of caterpillars have taken up residence on him, and they can't be up to any good. We're not sure what they are, so if any readers could provide insight as to what these critters are, we'd be grateful.
Here's a closer look:
Am I the only one who thinks this critter's face looks like Little Lulu?
The caterpillars aren't the only strange critters hanging around. We've also acquired a fuzzy bird who sleeps on the porch—well, close to the porch ceiling. I noticed him (her?) last night:
Here's a closer look (the bird didn't mind the porch light or the flash):
And here's what's even weirder—not long ago on another blogger's blog, I saw a picture of a bird just like this. But I can't remember which blog! And that blogger didn't know what it was either. (Edited to add: The bird is on RnR's blog. It looks like the same bird!)
Must be a lot of strange critters out there in the blogosphere. If you can identify them, let me know.