It was such a gorgeous day today – 50 degrees – sun streaming through my office window – bright blue sky –
Not thinking, I headed out on a walk without the snowshoes. About twenty steps later, I found myself knee deep in snow. Mumbling to myself, I reluctantly went back for snowshoes. Crunch, crunch, crunch, was the sound I made as I wound my way down the main street, through the playing field and out onto the trail along the edge of the lake. I wasn’t surprised to see a lot more open water today:
But I was surprised to find some tiny hints of spring! Like this patch of bare ground . . .
And evidence of beavers hard at work . . .
Homes being built:
And teeny, tiny buds on the trees . . .
In fact, I was so busy looking for spring, that I forgot to watch where I was going and before I knew it, I was knee deep in water. Whoo! And was it co-old! The hiking trail floods every spring in this ooooooone spot that winds oh-so-close to the edge of the lake. But I didn’t see it was flooded because the trail was covered with three feet of snow!
After that, I sounded like this as I walked: Crunch, slosh, crunch, slosh, crunch, slosh.
Before heading home to take off my sopping wet boots, I checked on the eagles. As I came up to my viewing spot, I saw the nesting eagle up and moving around. She was probably poking at the nest a bit, or changing positions, because she sat back down before I could even focus on her. But with the blue sky behind her, you can easily see the top of her head –
Think spring everybody!
A special note to Sam W: sorry buddy, but there’s still a lot of snow on your site. I’ll keep you posted though.