I went outside in the backyard this morning with Monty so that he could make his morning ablutions, and so that I could enjoy the warming temperatures. The temperature is rising - it is 5 degrees Celsius at the moment. This is melting some of the snow and the ice and making drips and icicles all around.
The squirrels and birds are lining up around the bird feeder to nibble on the sunflower seeds and peanuts that I have left out for them. Must be fun - like going to a buffet. I like buffets. I eat the roast beef, and keep away from the shrimp.
Monty lingers a little longer poking around in the snow, and digs a little in the exposed earth - excited with the reminder of spring.
Beside the house, the snow has melted away from the week's warm sun and exposed the earth. I looked down and noticed - to my surprise - bulbs that are beginning to emerge from the soil.
They might be snowdrops.
They might be crocuses.
They might be creeping charlies.
But I don't really know.
I will know better in a few days.
Right now I don't really care what they are.
I'm just excited that green bits are coming up out of the brown bits and reminding me that the white bits will soon be gone.
Come on spring.
After all, you've got your foot in the door.
Just give it a good push.
Most Popular Posts
I am a member of the online forum BushcraftUK.com , a great place to learn, to share ideas, and to get to know other folks who are also inte...
Now that my brain has been fired up and I am interested in reading again, I came across some cool camping resources on archive.org. The fo...
I have for many years dreamed of building a log cabin. From time to time I watch a video I burned to DVD - Alone In The Wilderness . It is a...
The other night I was cleaning up my Carbon Steel Mora with a bit of fine sandpaper - the metal tends to discolour with regular rough use. T...
The simplest way that I have found to catch a fish when camping is to start off with 5 simple items: a nice sharp knife - a carbon-steel Mor...
Okay, following up on a recent post about emergency preparedness , picture this: your power has just gone out. It is the middle of winter, a...
This morning I spent a frustrating - although at times, amusing - hour trying to set up my tarp as a free-standing tent. Last year my dad bo...
So this is a rewrite of an older post. I'm going to start writing more again soon - but with the cold winter upon us here in Ontario, I ...
I was just looking over my Coke can camping stove tutorial and thought it might be a good time to post it again - it is such an easy stove t...
While going for a walk in the woods, or a wander out in the bush - canoe camping, hiking or just plain picnicking - it is important to have ...