After those few strangely warm days in February, we now can't seem to get spring to move into gear. That said, on my walks of yesterday and today there were many indications that it's trying hard.
I've seen a fair amount of mammalian wildlife moving around: a woodchuck, squirrels, this rabbit. And the annual vehicular carnage has begun. Within a half mile of my house there are three dead opossums, a turkey and a porcupine.
My daffodils still have tight buds, but I found these along the road.
This wetland looks essentially the same as it did two weeks ago, so I'll spare you the second picture. Gray and brown.
And yet, I've heard the spring peepers and also chorus frogs. Heard a big plop today, and suspect it was one of these guys, a painted turtle. Picture taken yesterday.
Some of the best color is the weeping willow trees, which always look like yellow fireworks while they leaf out.
I'm hearing the early birds: robins, red-wing blackbirds, phoebes, mourning doves.
But the greenest, prettiest tree was this white pine, which of course, is green all year. The picture does show how little else has greened up yet.
And yet, I brought home a baggie full of dandelion and wild carrot greens to add to my dinner salad. That's a good start, but it's double digit days of April. Time for more green!
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