Friday, February 29, 2008

Desperately Seeking Signs of Spring

This winter I've seen far too much of this:




So it was almost like this unknown thing had appeared in the sky yesterday, and the day before, when it was actually sunny for a change. But just to make sure I wasn't going to get all completely happy or anything it was also cold as ...well, you know.


Seems I wasn't the only creature seeking sunshine. I noticed quite a few tracks to tell me that other animals had been about.


Here is the sign of the rabbit:


Note that it is beside the track of the automobilus domesticus of the Honda family, species "Odyssey". And, below, the rabbit is perhaps late, late, late for a very important date.


Triple tracks below! The right hand track is the domestic feline "Marshmallow" while the left track is perhaps a fox, and the track crossing horizontally is a small rodent, I think.






And then I got all happy when I saw signs that the beavers had been out. Perhaps they'd been sunning themselves on top of their lodge whilst I was out forraging at the supermarket.




See their trails up to and on top of that bump? It's a snow covered lodge, trust me. And then it looks like they went on some sort of frolick!?!? Check out this trail:



Wish I could've seen what made them do this:



Or maybe it wasn't the beavers at all. Maybe it's like those crop circles...we were visited by aliens and it's, like, a message:
ZA!
(Translation: "We. Were. Here. Nah. Nyah. Nah. Nah. Nah. Nah.")


Obviously you can see what lack of sunlight can do to a person. ZA!



4 comments:

Sheri said...

Lizann,
Does it still look like this up in Canada? I'm in the north east of NJ and I am actually worried by all the very early signs of spring I am finding... For example, my bulbs are starting to come up and today while walking my dog, one type of shrub I have already had FLOWERS! This never happens where I am. Usually spring doesn't spring until late April... I am worried!

Sheri said...

Lizann,
Does it still look like this up in Canada? I'm in the north east of NJ and I am actually worried by all the very early signs of spring I am finding... For example, my bulbs are starting to come up and today while walking my dog, one type of shrub I have already had FLOWERS! This never happens where I am. Usually spring doesn't spring until late April... I am worried!

Lizann Flatt said...

Hi Sheri
Yes, it is most definitely still looking like that here in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. I took those pics on Thursday Feb 28th. Today's forecast (March 4) is calling for a winter storm watch tonight where we're supposed to get 5 to 10cm tonight and another 5 to 10 tomorrow. Sigh. Back to being buried, I guess.

Becky D said...

It's as if they'd received explicit instructions (through their rabbit ears) to create a design.

Ha Za!