They're not exactly easy to see because they blend in with the road, which is dangerous for them, really - because they don't get out of the way very fast when cars get close. It's nesting season for quail in this part of the world. They nest on the ground and seem to like roadside gravel. We had frost on the rooftops yesterday morning, and more than one person repeated the old saying around here that it's really not safe to start the summer garden until the snow has melted off Schaeffer Butte - the highest mountain peak we see from Boise, and it is still covered with snow. We're supposed to see more normal temperatures by the weekend, which means highs in the 90s.