All photos taken on March 16, 2022.
Something was different today on our forest walk. The air felt different, our moods were different. Was it, could it be, dare we hope that…..spring was here? Nah, best not to get our hopes up too soon.
Spring is in the Air? ©
Soft caresses of warm March breezes,
and quick melt, can often tease us
into thoughts that cold winter’s over,
bringing daydreams of fields of clover.
White puffy clouds in blue skies billow
while o’er head we spy pussy willows.
Ice cleats on hard crust cause loud crunches
bringing chickadees out in bunches.
But, as oft happens this time of year
fresh snowfall soon covers roads once clear
again reminding us all’s not fair,
when we think that spring is in the air.
The snowy landscape was encased in a shiny hard crust.
A bit further up the trail, the small downy woodpeckers were searching for some grub
sun’s warm glow
a sparkling day – the last slide shows an icy footstep frozen in an upright position
Back on the Meadow View Trail
back on Aspen Parkland Trail
back to the Grove