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 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...
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...
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...
After work today, I got home and found Spring relaxing and reading a book. I had stopped by the grocery store on the way home from work and ...
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 little project should take you about 20 minutes at most. Mors Kochanski recommends making one of these in his book 'Bushcraft'...
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...
Desperately Cleaning my MSR Dragonfly Stove & Then Realizing I'd Plugged It Into the Fuel Bottle Wrong To Begin With.So yesterday evening, I put myself to the task of totally cleaning my MSR Dragonfly Stove. It had stopped working recently, and I couldn'...
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 ...