I find it interesting to watch how spring developes differently in other places than our own. Even a distance of 15km can make for an interesting difference. For instance, as the Crow flies, the shop here is approximately 15km south of home. Things normally develop earlier here. The city of Ottawa (approx. 70km SE of home) always seems earlier and they can grow things we can’t.
Wherever you are spring keeps coming:
- Yesterday’s morning walk pleasantly surprised us with the first sighting of 3 male Bobolinks. Such a fun call.
- Yesterday while sitting outside with a cup of coffee a Ruby Throated Humming bird came poking into the few flowers open in the garden
- That coffee break also revealed a Great Blue Heron winging across the other end of the field
- Yesterday I also saw some White Crowned Sparrows pecking at the remains of weed on the ground
- We were forced inside by the Black Flies at a later coffee break
- With the Black Flies starting to bite the trout should be as well!
- Yesterday was also the first day of some real garden digging. Transplanting some perennials to a new spot.
- Also in the garden there are more tiny Species Tulips coming with some regular Tulips starting
- Loads of Daffodils
- On this morning’s walk I heard and then saw a Common Yellow Throat Warbler
- I also heard a song that I later confirmed was that of the Yellow Warbler