Saturday, March 25, 2006

As winter fades into spring

At least here around Boston it's finally feeling like winter's done teasing us!

Take your notebook for a walk and look for the signs of spring as well as the dregs of winter. It may be the time of crocuses but it's also the time when the snow melts and leaves behind its winter storage of frozen dog poops ;-)
  • Where does the sand and salt (or whatever is used in your area) accumulate?
  • What does the air smell like? What does it feel like?
  • Poke under the leaves? What's there? What does it smell like?
  • What does it sound like? (In our backyard we have baseball already!)
  • Check the tips of branches. Do all budding twigs look alike?
  • What's blooming first?
  • What are people wearing? Are some still prepared for winter? Are some eager to shed winter clothes?
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