I can't believe I'm typing a post on St. Patrick's Day while it is snowing outside! Dear Spring, whatever we have done to upset you, please accept our sincerest apologies and come back, we miss you!
These pictures are almost 2 weeks old, from when we had our last snowstorm. This snow is even heavier, and as of now we have about 5 inches on the ground and it's still spitting snow. It is lovely though, I have to admit that much.
The last of the Tundra Swans said goodbye to us late last week, and though I will miss them and the lovely calls they make to one another, it does mean that spring must be just around the corner.
I know this not only because of the swans' departure, but because this guy paid us a visit last Saturday when the weather was nice and balmy. Sorry for the brown lines in the foreground on this image, those are the grasses that line our shore, and I was too lazy to photoshop them out.
We've seen a number of nesting pairs of Osprey high up in their abandoned perches from last summer, a sure sign that warmer temps are on their way. I'm betting the early arrivals are wondering if perhaps they should have stayed down south just a few days longer since they are now likely huddled up trying to keep warm.
Last week I was huddled up myself, and wondering if a visit to the hospital might not be in order. I managed to make it through Sunday, and on Monday, first thing, I was at the doctor's office where he diagnosed me with 2 flu bugs and a sinus infection! Mr. Tide reminded me that my overachiever personality could leave illnesses out of my repertoire...and after feeling like I'd been hit by a truck, or 2, I wholeheartedly agree!
I laid in bed for days and watched almost every movie Netflix has to offer I think. Some of them were good, others were just a way to kill the time since I wasn't even feeling up to using my laptop.
After a week of being bored to tears, but being smart enough to take it easy, we ventured out to buy groceries and birdseed yesterday. I really didn't believe we would get much snow, but mother nature proved me wrong and wanted me to take it easy an extra few days I think.
I think it was her way of giving us one last blast of winter to remind us of how wonderful springtime will be this year...a fresh start of sorts for things to come.
I hope all is well in your world and Happy St. Patrick's Day!