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Early early spring ski!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

What a gorgeous late afternoon ski!

Fresh snow, the sun amazingly high in the sky at 5:30. Still cold: about 0C and with a very brisk east wind moving a few clouds across a brilliant blue sky and gusting across the polished damask-patterned surfaces of the hills. There were a few early pussy willows high up and out of reach, and exuberant honks from Canada geese coming home. And I heard my very first redwing blackbird calling from among the red dogwoods in the swamp: not letting himself be seen, just one call and not repeated although I stopped to listen. Too cold, I'm sure, to open his beak more than once!!

But definitely a signal spring is on its way.

And what does he sound like? Here's the link!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NUOVAELLE 3/26/2013 2:46AM

    I had just formed in my mind the beautiful picture you described and the link to the bird's voice just added the sound! How beautiful! Thank you for adding a touch of nature to my morning!

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CARRAND 3/24/2013 1:22PM

    I've been hearing birds in the morning before I get out of bed. I love that sound!

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NANCY- 3/24/2013 9:40AM

    Thanks for taking me out with you!

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FREELADY 3/24/2013 9:34AM

    What a delightful excursion! Thanks for giving me a little taste of it! Your descriptions are so fresh andvivid.

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TORTISE110 3/24/2013 6:10AM

    Very cool!!

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COFFEE_123456 3/24/2013 6:03AM

    Sounds nice - great to know that spring is on the way. Enjoy your day!

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PHEBESS 3/24/2013 3:08AM

    Viva sweet spring!

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PHOENIX1949 3/24/2013 1:23AM

    Cardinals are here in Central Texas. Enjoyed the link to the Bird Songs site.

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TRAVELGRRL 3/23/2013 10:09PM

    We saw our first finches today! Yes, spring is definitely on the way!!

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MEADSBAY 3/23/2013 10:05PM

    Thank you for sharing-
you make it sound so lovely!
My gd Lucy is going to LOVE that birdsong page!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/23/2013 10:02PM

    Amazing... I've seen red winged blackbirds all my life but hadn't paid much attention to their song. Thanks for the share! And sounds like you had fun. Spark on!

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BOOKAPHILE 3/23/2013 10:01PM

    I'd stop and listen, too. What a nice song.
It was clear and in the upper 40s here today. I took a walk and came home with very cold ears!

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POINDEXTRA 3/23/2013 9:53PM

    We saw a bluebird today in the woods - not a blue jay, but the little bird with the blue back and orange breast - I'd never seen one before!

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HAPPYMENOW58 3/23/2013 9:49PM

    have fun.

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