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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!!

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