This post has bee a little while coming. With the preparation work going on here at Art Brûlant I have been putting this off. I decided that I better get on with it before summer arrives (think it will?). This does not mean that things are ready yet though.
Walking through the fields this morning a rather strange thing happened. I small, low flying flock of Canada Geese came from behind me to the NW. As the lead bird flew over top of me it banked and then proceeded to fly a circle around me. The others followed it. I stopped and watched as they looked me over. The lead goose was close enough that the white head patch was very clear!
Later in the walk I flushed a large Tom Turkey that had called moments earlier. I was down wind of him.
In the Garden
- The Forsythia started blooming a couple of days ago
- Daffodils and Scilla too
- More Crocus’ and Snowdrops
- Garlic, Garlic Chives, some volunteer Endives and the Rhubarb are up
The Bush and Elsewhere
- A few days back I spotted a strange sight . A Bittern (normally very shy!) was doing his “you can’t see me” pose right on the shoulder of the road as I drove by
- About this time the Red Maples started blooming
- Coming home one evening I heard the first Toads singing
- A little later the Leopard Frogs joined them
- The Bloodroot is also blooming
- This morning I noticed that the Tamaracks had started blooming
- At the bottom of the yard the Marsh Marigolds have also started blooming
There I did it! Now to get back to work!