Sunday, March 17, 2013
Old Man Winter
Lifting his gray beard
Displaying his handiwork
The Old Man departs
Ventured out for a quick walk in the woods. The freeway signs warn chains are required to cross the mountain pass.
But here, little hints of Spring.
Grasses shooting up through last Falls Big Leaf Maple leaves.
Trailiing Yellow Violets, the first wildflowers of the woodlands.
Indian Plum, these shrubs set the first berries of Spring.
A pair of Piliated Woodpeckers noisily flew in and investigated their nest hole. WOKKA WOKKA WOKKA... you cannot mistake the call.
Pacific Wren males were busy on their territories, singing their merry run-on song.