Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Springtime in the Rockies

Spring at high altitude is very subtle.
Temperatures rise slowly above freezing only to dip again.
Sunshine suddenly gives way to snow showers.
Daylight lingers longer.

Animals roam through our property.
The foxes are curious, peering in our windows.

Bull moose shed their antlers.
Bears leave their dens after hibernation.
Coyotes howl a mating song.

I'm still downhill and cross country skiing.
The snow conditions change daily.
I wait for the sun to soften the surface before heading out.

I notice bushes changing to rust and gold as buds emerge.
Ice on streams and ponds is melting.

I have a spring smile on my winter face.

Happy spring!

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