- When I let Meg out at “oh-dog-thirty”, my brown thrasher was singing in the yard.
- On my walk, I found that the first bluebells are up, and have buds showing color, though not fully open.
- At almost the same time, I saw the first bumblebee I’ve seen this spring.
- Just a little farther on my walk, BUTTERFLIES! At least three sort of nondescript anglewings, orange with some black spots. One was especially cooperative, holding his wings open and still, and I could get close enough to see that his body had moss-green hair on it. And a little farther along, a couple of sulfur butterflies, and another orange job that I didn’t get close to at all.
And what really inspired me to post this:
Unfortunately, I wasn’t actually expecting butterflies, so I didn’t have my camera. I could have gotten a great picture of the one with the green hair if I had. And also unfortunately, my calves and feet are still complaining that I abused them yesterday, so I’m not going to take a long hike in the woods today, but hopefully later this week I will.
Spring is a happy thing.