You’d think an invitation had been sent! https://goo.gl/photos/uCzcUhstaEJit6Xd7
We have wildlife all winter but, for the most part, things are pretty quiet around here before Daylight Savings/Spring Break/Easter time. Things go south, some things hibernate…whatever….I don’t really know. I just know that, on any given day in December/January/February there is scant evidence of life out here save for some little birds and the odd fellow passing-through who is usually all alone and looking it.
But March 17th was like a party! A large school of dolphins, sea lions (2), eagles fishing and screeing, wolves howling at night, the ravens making a family of themselves again and, of course, gulls, seals and flocks of various small birds. It was like a parade.
They were a bit early. The first official day of Spring is March 20 but I am not quibbling. Early is better than late. It was good to see.
Every year we become more attuned to the seasons but, to be fair, Spring is the hardest to nail down for me. It seems every October, there is a single day that is different enough to notice the change in the weather, “There’s a nip of Fall in the air, today!” The start of Winter and summer are difficult to nail down, too, but I don’t really care that much. By the time Spring has played out, the weather is warm and by the time Fall is done, it is cold and dark. I am basically a two-season kinda guy. But I do wait for Spring.
And not only do I wait for it, it seems I get some kind of ‘new energy’ when it happens. Sal and I have been rebuilding the back deck and stairs for the last few days and, amazed at ourselves, we’ll finished up within the four days we had planned. “Geez, we figured four days and that usually means six or seven. But we’ll finish tomorrow. That’s great. Sunshine sure helps.”
“Well, you weren’t napping, either!. That really helps!”