Weekly Walk 25

For our first hike after the vernal equinox, it was 42°F and windy with just a bit of snow left on the ground from our first-day-of-spring snow showers.

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The hike itself was pretty straightforward.

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No birds of prey, no muskrats, no ice. We met up with two sweater-clad dogs and their human companions, but aside from that, it was pretty quiet.

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My son pretended to fish with a stick. He would hold the needle end of a pine branch in the creek for a moment or two and then lift it dripping from the water and proclaim, “Wow! Look at all of the fish I caught! We can eat all week with this many fish!”

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Some of the other sights:

New leaves on the invasive and wickedly-thorned barberry.

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A feather. (“I think it’s from a water fowl!” said my daughter.)

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The doorway to someone’s home.

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Lycopodium (clubmoss) in snow.

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Even though it feels like spring has fully sprung, we still have two months until we usually plant the vegetable garden. I can’t remember what usually happens between late March and late May. After this weirdly mild winter, I suppose it makes sense to start spring with few expectations and just see what the season brings.

2 comments

  1. SAN_jeet · March 24, 2016

    Good captures

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