Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spring Footage?

Although the ground is still covered with ice and snow, there is a first sign of spring: The starlets are back. They must have been more than surprised to see the landscape they come back to. The geese are having rivalties, and the way they interact won't tell if the big one is bullying a smaller one or if it is mating play. Obviously also the grey goose felt a member of the group and kept backing them.
This picture is blurry, shot in a second when these heavy birds buzzed off. It is a miracle that they do fly.
There are no other signs of spring yet. The only color is the burning red of these shrub stems. It is still cold, just a bit above freezing temperatures. But it was so good to get out of the cabin just for an hour. It is possible to walk again, and I felt like a young lamb leaving the stable for the first time.

6 comments:

Deborah said...

Encouraging signs that spring will eventually arrive. Nice photographs!

jude said...

the snow is melting today. i need to get out too.

Karin said...

Today my husband saw 10 cranes on his walk with the dog and I heart them hundreds of meters away in our garden. I always love the time, when the birds are on their way back home.
And thanks for commenting on my blog. Und ein Hallo aus nicht sooo weiter Ferne (Berlin).

Rayna said...

Sleet and freezing rain here today but the wild turkeys were out in the yard for the first time in months. Eeeewwww. Moche!

Approachable Art said...

YAY SPRING! :D

Fiona said...

Bo sign of spring here either.