Posted by: mamas2hands | April 24, 2014

Springtime on the Mountain

Springtime weather on the mountain bears a distinct relationship to a Yo-Yo.  Officially the first day of Spring is March 20th, but it generally doesn’t start to feel very warm here until a bit later.

Our springtime teases us, we get a day with a few hours of warmer temperatures and then the temperatures plummet and we wake up to snow. Sometimes significant amounts of snow.

Bird tracks in the morning snow.

Bird tracks in the morning snow.

But I think the weather may be trending to more warm and rainy days than cold and snowy.

 

Kitty paw prints in the snow.

Kitty paw prints in the snow.

Last Thursday morning we woke up to a thin layer of snow, but by 9 a.m. it was melting. I went down the mountain a bit to Jamestown to see a friend. We went for a walk around her garden and in town.

Squills and a Daffodil ready to bloom.

Squills and a Daffodil ready to bloom.

The Squills are blooming in her garden. These are so pretty with their bright blue spiky flowers.

Fore foot and Back Foot print from a Black Bear running.

Fore foot and Back Foot print from a Black Bear running.

On our walk we discovered evidence that the bears are out of hibernation and starting to look for food after their long sleep.

Buds on the Aspen trees

Buds on the Aspen trees

Yesterday I heard the familiar whirl of hummingbird wings and today I noticed the aspen trees are beginning to bud. So true spring time has finally made it’s way to our mountain.

There will probably be a few more snow storms before summer arrives. But it is nice to enjoy the warmer days and seeing the world come back to life on the mountain.

Very soon I will be sitting out on my deck to crochet in the cool breeze while the hummingbirds zip around at the feeders.

 

 


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