196: As seen on today’s walkPosted: April 7, 2011
It’s a beautiful spring-like day here in the Bogs. We started off with a foggy morning, everything shrouded in misty clouds that seem to have forgotten they live in the sky and not on the ground.
I spent the morning running errands, but did get outside for a few minutes before I left just to capture a few photos of the fog. I love to take walks in the fog. There is something magical about it. I have decided to head out to a nearby state park the next time we have a foggy morning. I think it would be fascinating to wander around in the woods and peat bog in the fog. Perhaps I’ll stumble upon an opening to another world.
The fog finally burned off around noon, and patches of blue sky began to show through the clouds as they broke up and drifted off.
You will have to look at the next photo carefully. (You can click on it to go to the slightly larger version.) In the center of the photo is the head of a mama mourning dove. She is sitting on her nest in one of the spruce trees. I might have been able to get a better shot from another angle, but I didn’t want to spend too much time there frightening or worrying the little mama.
The flowers are loving this warmer, brighter weather. More of the daffodils are starting to open, especially those in the protected areas around the pond.
The land is still pretty boggy, but the levels of the pond and creek have gone down considerably. More rain and thunderstorms are expected tomorrow.
I found a patch of these little yellow flowers behind some of the trees that line one side of the pond. I’ve never seen them before and have no idea what they are. Any guesses? I’ll look them up later if I have the time. They remind me of asters. (Edit: I have solved the mystery. It is coltsfoot, the flowers of which appear in early spring, usually before dandelions.)
The buds on the maple trees are perking back up. They were looking a little droopy and wilted after the recent bout of cold and snow.
I’m going to be fairly busy for a while. I’m not sure how long. I have a temporary job that will be taking up some time. I will continue going outside every day to honor my commitment, and posting about it, of course, but I may not be able to visit other blogs as much as I have been. With the weather finally beginning to warm up, I will also need to start spending time in the garden. Life for me is about to get very busy indeed.
I need more hours in the day. 🙂