Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Winter vs. Spring

Winter, Spring, Winter, Spring, Winter.....well, make up your mind already!

Last week's warmer temperatures and few days of sunshine brought signs of new life. Spring is trying to win the battle of the seasons, but Old Man Winter snuck in one last upper cut with wind and snow last night. Come on Spring!

My Mountain Green is starting its spring thaw, yet winter still has a firm grip.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Anybody Home?

As I snowshoe along one of the North Fork Park trails, meandering along a ridge high above the creek below, I venture upon this humble abode in a Gambel Oak (aka scrub oak). I hear chickadees and squirrels chatter in full alert all around me, none to happy about my presence; yet, whoever lives here did not even look to see what was causing all the commotion. Maybe they were out enjoying this beautiful winter's day!