wet, active and unsettled
A weather blog for the local area states the week’s weather will be spring-like and wet, active and unsettled.
I took a long and quiet run on the first day of spring…in a snow storm. I did see four bikers on the trails that day.
Turkeys trying to build their harem. The hens completely ignored them and continued to eat the whole time I watched. They need to work on their game. (and grow their beards to more impressive lengths.)
Turkeys and deer. The buck that had the weird shed is on the right. The shed is gone and the snow is melting- finally!
The streams make noise now that the ice is melted.
The floor of the woods
It’s nice to be able to forget to take off your sunglasses and toss them to the side of the trail and not worry they’ll be buried by snow…. or taken when you forget to pick them back up from the trail for a few days in a row. Lookey here, they’re just where I left them.
It’s warm enough for the bugs to rejoin us. I’m amazed that I can spend months accidentally inhaling bugs and spiders in the woods and completely forget about those accidental meals during the winter season. The three black dots on my lips are tiny bugs. They’re way too small to have a flavor.
I barely made it out of the woods by sunset. I saw a raccoon wading in the stream and a skunk on the bank of the stream. They both went into a hollow under a tree’s root system and I was hoping to catch a picture of them together in their hide out. I couldn’t see them when I got closer and I didn’t get sprayed by the skunk or my face eaten off by the raccoon. Disappointedly uneventful.
And it’s dry enough to bike…for now!