Saturday, April 16, 2011
The air was crisp; fingers objecting to the constant exposure as I tried to capture the scene. Gloves are still a necessity.
The branches slowly take on colour, willows turning chartreuse and some bushes blushing red. They are getting ready to send out leaves. Some trees have flowered - not the flashy flowers yet - the modest browns and downy buds.
Each day new signs as the lawns begin to turn green and flowers send up shoots. But it's the birds that really let us know spring has arrived.
New life begins as they set up nests and hunt for food in this newly thawed landscape.