Saturday, February 20, 2010


I was out walking one of the dogs this afternoon when a small flock of sandhill cranes flew by, heading north. It seems a bit early, but I was glad to see them. They flew in a classic, sharply-pointed V formation, calling out that amazing stuttering trill (our battered copy of Peterson's field guide to Eastern Birds says it's "a shrill rolling garooo-a-a-a repeated").

One more sign that spring is on its way.


  1. Come on Spring! The daffodils are blooming here but we may get snow flurries Tuesday...ugg..this is South Texas for goodness sakes!

  2. Melodie,

    I think the daffodils are little tricksters. When they bloom, that sunny yellow color gets us all excited about spring, but it is always way too soon; we will still have many nights with temperatures in the 20s ahead of us.


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