Sunday, 4 March 2012


Mar 5  A couple of days off, now we're back to the races (and on the road)!  Could go out on the lake again today but the warm days have a couple of inches of water on top of very slippery ice.  We had fun yesterday watching the kite-boarders fly by us.  There was an ice sailboat out there as well as the usual ice-fishermen and eagles and those greedy seagulls almost snatching the perch as soon as they come off the hook.
           Spring is definitely close.   The resinous scent of the budding poplar trees is in the air and the daffodils are pushing out of their protective snow blanket.   Sparrows are squabbling over birdhouses and filling them up with straw and even picking up my hair for their nests!  And the male red-winged blackbirds are showing off in the treetops and singing their watery song for everyone to hear.